Health-related quality of life among Latinos with multiple sclerosis. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study identifies characteristics associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Latinos with multiple sclerosis (MS). Data were collected from 99 Latinos with MS, with multiple linear regression models utilized to analyze these data. Marital status, MS symptoms, depressive symptoms, treatment at MS clinics, and satisfaction with insurance coverage of MS-related care were significantly linked with physical HRQOL. Marital status, employment, access to MS-focused care, and need for mental health care were significantly associated with mental health dimensions of HRQOL. Identifying characteristics associated with better HRQOL among Latinos with MS should facilitate approaches that address the health needs of this community.

published proceedings

  • J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Buchanan, R. J., Johnson, O., Zuniga, M. A., Carrillo-Zuniga, G., & Chakravorty, B. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Buchanan, Robert J||Johnson, Owen||Zuniga, Miguel A||Carrillo-Zuniga, Genny||Chakravorty, Bonnie J

publication date

  • January 1, 2012 11:11 AM