The burden of narcolepsy with cataplexy: how disease history and clinical features influence socio-economic outcomes.

@article{Ingravallo2012TheBO,
  title={The burden of narcolepsy with cataplexy: how disease history and clinical features influence socio-economic outcomes.},
  author={Francesca Ingravallo and Valentina Gnucci and Fabio Pizza and Luca Vignatelli and Annamaria Govi and Ada Dormi and Susi Pelotti and Alberto Cicognani and Yves Dauvilliers and Giuseppe Plazzi},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={1293-300}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate in narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) patients of working age (18-65 years) the influence of age at onset, age at diagnosis and clinical features on socio-occupational conditions, disease-related economic burden, and quality of life. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients underwent a semistructured interview on socio-occupational aspects, NC-related direct and indirect costs, and NC history. Questionnaires were used to evaluate excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy… CONTINUE READING