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Multidisciplinary care for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neuron disease
Editorial Group: Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group
Published Online: 8 OCT 2008
Assessed as up-to-date: 22 APR 2008
Copyright © 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Ng L, Khan F, Mathers S. Multidisciplinary care for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neuron disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007425. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007425.
- Publication Status: Unchanged
- Published Online: 8 OCT 2008
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To assess the effectiveness of multidisciplinary care in adults with motor neuron disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (MND or ALS). To specifically explore the following areas:
- Does organised multidisciplinary care achieve better outcomes than the absence of such services in persons with MND and their caregivers, or both?
- Which type of programmes are effective and in which setting?
- Does a greater intensity (time and/or expertise) of rehabilitation lead to greater gains?
- Which specific outcomes are influenced (survival, dependency, social integration, mood, quality of life)?
- Are there demonstrable cost-benefits for multidisciplinary care in MND?