Impact of cervical dystonia on quality of life

Authors

  • Laura Camfield MA,

    1. University Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
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  • Yoav Ben-Shlomo MRCP,

    1. Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Thomas T. Warner PhD, MRCP

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    1. University Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    • University Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, United Kingdom
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Abstract

We studied the effect of cervical dystonia on quality of life in a cohort of 289 patients by using a generic health status measurement scale (SF36). Cervical dystonia had a significant negative impact on quality of life compared with age-matched general population data. This negative impact was comparable to that seen in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society

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