A Pilot Study of Latinos With Multiple Sclerosis: Demographic, Disease, Mental Health, and Psychosocial Characteristics
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In this study the authors present results from a survey of 99 Latinos with multiple sclerosis (MS), including demographic, disease, and mental health characteristics. Four in 10 respondents reported depressive symptoms; half thought they had more worries than other people due to their MS; and about 29 % thought they needed mental health care in the past year. Whereas 76 % of respondents were highly satisfied with their access to MS-focused care, only 61% were highly satisfied with their access to mental health care. These findings highlight the role of mental health and social services in the comprehensive care needed by Latinos with MS.
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Buchanan, R. J., Zuniga, M. A., Carrillo-Zuniga, G., Chakravorty, B. J., Tyry, T., Moreau, R. L., & Vollmer, T.