Caregiver Burden in ALS Tied to Greater Anxiety, Disease Knowledge

Caregiver Burden in ALS Tied to Greater Anxiety, Disease Knowledge

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Caregiver Burden in ALS Tied to Greater Anxiety, Disease Knowledge

The burden of caregiving is heavier for people who are anxious and reasonably knowledgeable about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a study of patients and their caregivers in China suggests. The study, “Caregiver burden and associated factors among primary caregivers of patients with ALS in home care: a cross-sectional survey study,” was published in BMJ Open. ALS treatment currently focuses on improving patients’ quality of life by easing their symptoms, but does not address the disease’s underlying…

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