Self-Care Activities among People with Multiple Sclerosis in Denmark: Use and User Characteristics

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Self-Care Activities among People with Multiple Sclerosis in Denmark : Use and User Characteristics. / Lynning, Marie; Hanehøj, Kirsten; Karnøe Knudsen, Astrid; Skovgaard, Lasse.

In: Complementary Medicine Research, Vol. 24, No. 4, 08.2017, p. 240-245.

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Lynning, M, Hanehøj, K, Karnøe Knudsen, A & Skovgaard, L 2017, 'Self-Care Activities among People with Multiple Sclerosis in Denmark: Use and User Characteristics', Complementary Medicine Research, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 240-245. https://doi.org/10.1159/000478262

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Lynning, M., Hanehøj, K., Karnøe Knudsen, A., & Skovgaard, L. (2017). Self-Care Activities among People with Multiple Sclerosis in Denmark: Use and User Characteristics. Complementary Medicine Research, 24(4), 240-245. https://doi.org/10.1159/000478262

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Lynning M, Hanehøj K, Karnøe Knudsen A, Skovgaard L. Self-Care Activities among People with Multiple Sclerosis in Denmark: Use and User Characteristics. Complementary Medicine Research. 2017 Aug;24(4):240-245. https://doi.org/10.1159/000478262

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Lynning, Marie ; Hanehøj, Kirsten ; Karnøe Knudsen, Astrid ; Skovgaard, Lasse. / Self-Care Activities among People with Multiple Sclerosis in Denmark : Use and User Characteristics. In: Complementary Medicine Research. 2017 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 240-245.

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abstract = "Background: People with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) are known to use a wide range of medical and non-medical treatments. This study aims at investigating the use of self-care activities within this patient group. Material and Methods: The study follows a descriptive cross-sectional design based on an online survey among members of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society's permanent respondent panel. Results: The results of the study indicate that the respondents carry out a wide variety of self-care activities. These activities comprise conventional activities as well as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)-based activities. The self-care activities are mainly kept up for non-specific and preventive purposes, with primarily personal or non-specific issues as the primary source of inspiration. Comparative analyses indicate that respondents with a low level of self-care more often are men, belong to the young age group and have a low level of education, a low level of self-assessed state of health, a low level of self-assessed quality of life (QoL), and an unknown subdiagnosis. Respondents with a high level of self-care are more often women and have a high level of self-assessed QoL. Conclusions: A wide variety of self-care activities are carried out by PwMS, comprising conventional as well as CAM-based activities. The purposes of such activities are manifold, but they are mainly of non-specific and preventive nature. Differences in background characteristics exist between groups of low and high levels of self-care.",
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