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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Yaman Daaboul, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book covers a wide range of topics related to multiple sclerosis in a format that is familiar, accessible, and easily understood.
Purpose: It is intended to prepare patients to interact with healthcare professionals as an informed and active participant in their health promotion plan.
Audience: It is for everyone living with multiple sclerosis: those who have the disease and those who share life with someone who has it, and all healthcare professionals involved with its management. The book was developed under the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, and the contributors are leading authorities in all areas of multiple sclerosis management.
Features: Written in a question-and-answer format, the book reflects the collaborative relationship between people with MS and their healthcare professionals, and makes it possible for readers to zero in on particular topics without having to wade through material that may be irrelevant to their individual needs. It provides a model and a vocabulary for those who are not certain what questions to ask or how to ask them. Each chapter contains a list of references and recommended reading for readers interested in pursuing more detailed information on a particular topic. It also contains a comprehensive glossary of all terms commonly used in MS management, a comprehensive list of relevant resources, and a guide to commonly used medications.
Assessment: The book is highly recommended for MS patients, bookstores, and libraries.