Quality of life in narcolepsy

Meeta Goswami

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Abstract

Theoretical constructs defining quality of life (QOL) and the significance of measuring quality of life in chronic illnesses are discussed. Narcolepsy can be a very disabling condition with negative consequences on the physical, mental, and social well-being of some affected individuals. Pharmacologic treatment may not be optimal. To alleviate the compound effects of this disorder, a comprehensive, person-centered and family-centered approach incorporating pharmacologic and psychosocial management with multidisciplinary clinicians working as a team will improve the quality of care and QOL of people with narcolepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-351
Number of pages11
JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life in narcolepsy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-pharmacologic management of narcolepsy
  • Psychosocial management of narcolepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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