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Daytime sleepiness versus fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review on the Epworth sleepiness scale as an assessment tool

Popp, Roland F. J., Fierlbeck, Anna K., Knüttel, Helge , König, Nicole, Rupprecht, Rainer, Weissert, Robert and Wetter, Thomas C. (2016) Daytime sleepiness versus fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review on the Epworth sleepiness scale as an assessment tool. Sleep Medicine Reviews.

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Abstract

Fatigue is a frequent and distressing symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In contrast, sleepiness, characterized by difficulties to stay awake and alert during the day, seems to be less prevalent in MS; however exact studies are lacking. In addition, there is a semantic confusion of the concepts of “fatigue” and “sleepiness”, which are often used interchangeably. We conducted a ...

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Item type:Article
Date:20 April 2016
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Neurologie
Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Central Institutions > University Library
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10.1016/j.smrv.2016.03.004DOI
Keywords:Multiple sclerosis; fatigue; daytime sleepiness; Epworth sleepiness scale; systematic review
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33727

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