Promoting Excellence : Health-Related Quality-of-Life Instruments Available and Used with Patients with ALS

Name:
Health-Related Quality-of-Life Instruments Available and Used with Patients with ALS

Description:
Assesses the quality-of-life instruments available and being used for ALS patients noting key citations, advantages, disadvantages and comments.

Category:
Educational Tools - Clinician Education

Source:
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair

Contact:
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
[email protected]

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
To be used by the clinician in assessing the best instrument to choose when addressing quality-of-life issues with the ALS patient.

Keywords:
quality of life, quality of death, emotional well-being, care plan, ALS

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.

References:
Produced by the ALS Workgroup.

To view this tool:
ALS Appendix B, p 62 (pdf PDF 835 KB / 62 pages)

Posted March 10, 2005

Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document


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