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Sleepiness and fatigue in multiple sclerosis - same same but different? A systematic review on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale as an assessment tool

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Popp, Roland ; Fierlbeck, Anna K. ; Knüttel, Helge ; König, Nicole ; Rupprecht, Rainer ; Weissert, Robert ; Wetter, Thomas C.
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Objectives: 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 ...


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