Clinical correlates of fatigue in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Lawley, Andrew, Abbas, Ahmed, Seri, Stefano and Rajabally, Yusuf A (2020) Clinical correlates of fatigue in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle & nerve. ISSN 1097-4598. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Fatigue is a recognised manifestation of immune-mediated neuropathies, but its causes and implications are unclear. This study aimed to explore the correlates of fatigue amongst a number of clinical parameters in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), in order to better understand potential contributing factors and resulting consequences.

METHODS

Twenty-six clinically stable CIDP patients underwent assessments of motor and sensory function, disability, quality of life and depression and anxiety. Experienced fatigue was assessed using the Rasch-built fatigue severity scale and Checklist of Individual Strength.

RESULTS

The two utilized fatigue scales showed significant inter-correlation. Only depression scores and grip strength predicted experienced fatigue levels in multivariate regression analyses. Fatigue scores inversely correlated with strength, sensory, disability and quality of life scores.

DISCUSSION

Experienced fatigue is likely multifactorial in CIDP, with both physical and neuropsychiatric components. Fatigue is associated with lower functional and quality-of-life outcomes in CIDP. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: QW Microbiology. Immunology
WL Nervous system. Neurology
Divisions: Clinical Support > Immunology
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 14:15
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 14:15
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3079

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