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Information provision for people with multiple sclerosis

  1. Sascha Köpke1,*,
  2. Alessandra Solari2,
  3. Fary Khan3,
  4. Christoph Heesen4,
  5. Andrea Giordano2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the CNS Group

Published Online: 21 APR 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 DEC 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008757.pub2

How to Cite

Köpke S, Solari A, Khan F, Heesen C, Giordano A. Information provision for people with multiple sclerosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008757. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008757.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Lübeck, Nursing Research Unit, Institute of Social Medicine, Lübeck, Germany

  2. 2

    Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. - Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Neuroepidemiology Unit, Milan, Italy

  3. 3

    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    University Medical Center, Institute of Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research, Hamburg, Germany

*Sascha Köpke, Nursing Research Unit, Institute of Social Medicine, University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, Lübeck, D-23538, Germany.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 21 APR 2014



References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
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