La qualité de vie chez les personnes atteintes de dystrophie myotonique de type 1

Authors: Gagnon, Éric
Advisor: Noreau, Luc
Abstract: Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a hereditary neuromuscular disorder characterised by multisystemics anomalies. DM1 is delimited by four clinical phenotypes (congenital, childhood, adulthood and mild). These different phenotypes have different levels of disability but little is known about their respective quality of life (QOL). RESULTS. Subjects with the mild phenotype present superior subjective QOL and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) than the subjects with the adult phenotype. Relations between subjective QOL and HRQOL is usually at a low level but with both studied phenotypes, physically related relations between the different subscales show moderated to elevated relations. CONCLUSION. The results show the difference between the adult and the mild phenotypes and the relevance to make complementary studies so as to identify the explanatory factors making for better clinical interventions.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2011
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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