Case-control study of anxiety symptoms in hemifacial spasm.

  title={Case-control study of anxiety symptoms in hemifacial spasm.},
  author={Eng-King Tan and Stephanie M C Fook-Chong and S. Y. Lum},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={21 12},
In a case-control study, we evaluated symptoms in nine different psychological domains in hemifacial spasm (HFS; using the Symptom Checklist-90R [SCL-90R]) and found the anxiety score to be significantly greater in HFS compared to healthy controls in both the univariate (P = 0.004) and multivariate analysis (adjusted for sex, age, marital status, and educational level; P = 0.002). Similar findings were obtained when comparison was made with an independent group of outpatient controls. Compared… CONTINUE READING

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