Resilience and distress among amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and caregivers.

@article{Rabkin2000ResilienceAD,
  title={Resilience and distress among amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and caregivers.},
  author={Judith Godwin Rabkin and Glenn J Wagner and Massimo del Bene},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={271-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of depressive disorders and symptoms and their correlates in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and caregiver spouses and to identify dimensions of resilience as well as distress. METHODS Fifty-six patients with ALS and 31 caregivers were interviewed on one occasion, and 20 patients were subsequently reinterviewed during a scheduled medical visit at an ALS center. Major measures included the Structured… CONTINUE READING
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