People with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Ireland have a much poorer quality of life than the general population, new research has revealed.
According to the findings, the quality of life of those with MS is 32% lower than those without the condition. Furthermore men with MS have a 5% lower quality of life than women with MS.
Commenting on the report Professor Tim Lynch, Clinical Director DNI said “Quality of life is often overlooked in a person’s care, but with a disease like MS, the impact on quality of life can be staggering and can compound clinical symptoms as well. What is clear is that early diagnosis leads to earlier treatment which can help to delay progression of the disease. It is very clear that the longer we can keep people at the earlier stage of the disease, the better their quality of life will be.”