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Health survey of adults with hereditary spastic paraparesis compared to population study controls

Overview of attention for article published in Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, July 2016
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Title
Health survey of adults with hereditary spastic paraparesis compared to population study controls
Published in
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13023-016-0469-0
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Authors

Krister W. Fjermestad, Øivind J. Kanavin, Eva E. Næss, Lise B. Hoxmark, Grete Hummelvoll

Abstract

Hereditary spastic paraparesis (HSP) is a rare neurodegenerative condition characterized by slowly progressive spastic weakness of the lower limbs and urinary sphincter dysfunction. Complex HSP involves additional neurologic symptoms and signs like ataxia, extra pyramidal signs, polyneuropathy, and cognitive decline. Little is known about the disease burden for adults with HSP beyond the described core symptoms. A cross-sectional survey of 108 adults aged 30 years and older (Mage = 57.7 years, SD = 11.5, range 30 to 81; 54.2 % females) recruited from a national center of expertise for rare disorders and a patient advocacy organization in Norway. Self-report data from the HSP sample was compared to self-report data from a large Norwegian population study, HUNT3 (N = 46,293), covering health-related variables such as overall life satisfaction, mental wellbeing, memory function, perceived pain, and co-morbid diseases. In addition, the HSP sample reported specific items developed for this study in co-operation with the patient advocacy organization. The HSP sample more frequently lived alone. Overall, the HSP sample reported lower life satisfaction, lower mental wellbeing and lower social support, as well as poorer memory and sleep, compared to controls. Furthermore, the HSP sample more frequently reported musculoskeletal pain, constipation, and urinary incontinence compared to controls. There was no difference between samples in frequency of physical activity and alcohol and tobacco use. Men with HSP reported higher impact of HSP, lower life satisfaction, and less ability to perform activities of daily living compared to women with HSP. Adults with HSP experience disease burden on a larger number of areas than previously documented, and men with HSP may represent a particularly vulnerable group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 84 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Researcher 8 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 29 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 18 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 14%
Psychology 9 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Neuroscience 3 4%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 34 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 December 2019.
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#2,237,254
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Outputs from Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
#292
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#59,873
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Outputs of similar age from Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
#8
of 46 outputs
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