Quality of life assessment in MND: development of a Social Withdrawal Scale

@article{Rigby1999QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life assessment in MND: development of a Social Withdrawal Scale},
  author={Stephen Rigby and Everard W. Thornton and S. Tedman and Francis Burchardt and Carolyn A Young and Cort Dougan},
  journal={Journal of the Neurological Sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={169},
  pages={26-34}
}
A scale to measure 'social withdrawal,' was developed specifically for use with MND patients. Scale design was based upon patient-focused interviews which were used to explore patients' concerns. The impact the condition had upon their social interactions with others was salient for all patients and affected their overall quality of life. Using issues raised by patients, a 23-item scale was generated to specifically and quantitatively measure social withdrawal and this scale was… CONTINUE READING
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