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MSFC Versus DAM. A Smartphone Application for Multiple Sclerosis Self-assessment.

2016-06-27 20:53:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite score (MSFC) is one of the gold standard for multiple sclerosis (MS) patient clinical evaluation. However, its practical implementation is not always optimal as it can prove to be very time consuming. Moreover, it often constrains the range of tests used and is not a particularly good marker for patient real life disability status.

A mobile application called Digital Self-Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis (DAM) was developed in order to replicate each of MSFC tests available in order to assess MS progression in the patient environment.

Description

Patients are selected during a consultation at the Neurology department of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (France). Each patient is given access to DAM on their own or a provided iPhone. During the enrolment visit, patients have to complete a MSFC and DAM evaluation (V0). Through a push-notification on their phone, patients are reminded to perform two DAM evaluations at home at days 30 (V1) and 60 (V2). At day 90 (V3), they have to come back to hospital for a second MSFC and DAM evaluation

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Ad scientiam

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-06-27T20:53:21-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A form of multiple sclerosis characterized by a progressive deterioration in neurologic function which is in contrast to the more typical relapsing remitting form. If the clinical course is free of distinct remissions, it is referred to as primary progressive multiple sclerosis. When the progressive decline is punctuated by acute exacerbations, it is referred to as progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis. The term secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is used when relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis evolves into the chronic progressive form. (From Ann Neurol 1994;36 Suppl:S73-S79; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp903-914)

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