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Guidance to MS nurses about disease-modifying drugs

http://www.bostoncure.org:8080/article.pl?sid=04/03/15/1238255&mode=nested

March 15, 2004
Hollie
Boston Cure Project

An article in the "Journal of Neuroscience Nursing" (free registration required on Medscape) provides advice to MS nurses in helping their patients use disease-modifying drugs to optimize their health and quality of life. The article describes how to work with patients to learn about the treatment options, set realistic expectations, learn how to administer treatment (e.g., self-injection), overcome obstacles to adherence, evaluate treatment benefits, and reconsider treatment choices if the desired outcomes aren't seen. Although this article is geared toward nurses, I think people with MS might find it useful as well. At the very least, it gives an idea of the types of help, education and support one can and should expect from an MS nurse when going on one of the MS drugs.
 

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