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Associations between illness cognitions and health-related quality of life in the first year after diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Summary of "Associations between illness cognitions and health-related quality of life in the first year after diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis."

To describe illness cognitions among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), to study cross-sectional associations between illness cognitions and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and to study the predictive value of illness cognitions measured shortly after the diagnosis for HRQoL at follow-up.

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Name: Journal of psychosomatic research
ISSN: 1879-1360
Pages: 109974

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