Physical and cognitive functioning after 3 years can be predicted using information from the diagnostic process in recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis.

@article{Groot2009PhysicalAC,
  title={Physical and cognitive functioning after 3 years can be predicted using information from the diagnostic process in recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Vincent De Groot and Heleen Beckerman and Bernard M. J. Uitdehaag and Rogier Q. Hintzen and Arjan Minneboo and Martijn W Heymans and Gustaaf J. Lankhorst and Chris H. Polman and L. M. Bouter},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 9},
  pages={1478-88}
}
OBJECTIVE To predict functioning after 3 years in patients with recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN Inception cohort with 3 years of follow-up. At baseline, predictors were obtained from medical history taking, neurologic examination, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SETTING Neurology outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS Patients with MS (N=156); 146 with complete follow-up. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Inability to walk at least 500 m, impaired… CONTINUE READING