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Multidisciplinary care for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or motor neuron disease

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Abstract

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?