Fatigue in multiple sclerosis: guidelines for nursing care.

  title={Fatigue in multiple sclerosis: guidelines for nursing care.},
  author={E P Hubsky and Justine Sears},
  journal={Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses},
  volume={17 4},
Fatigue is a common chronic symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) that can have disabling effects on the patient's quality of life. The cause of this fatigue is unknown, and there is no specific treatment for it. This article presents the major problem areas and manifestations associated with fatigue and incorporates suggested guidelines for the rehabilitation nurse to use in helping patients with MS manage this symptom. Major symptom areas include (a) physiological problems, (b) affective… CONTINUE READING