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Health Literacy and Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis

Henson, Lily Jung MD, MMM, FAAN

doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000000320
Practice Issues

ABSTRACT Health literacy is an important consideration when managing patients with multiple sclerosis. Literacy impacts comprehension about patient condition, participation in medical decision making, and compliance with treatment plans. Awareness of health literacy allows clinicians to tailor their approach to individual patients and improve the overall care of patients.

Address correspondence to Dr Lily Jung Henson, Piedmont Healthcare, 1133 Eagle’s Landing Pkwy, Stockbridge, GA 30281, lily.henson@piedmont.org.

Relationship Disclosure: Dr Jung Henson serves on the national board of directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; on the board of managers of Fast Forward, LLC; as chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s BrainPAC and Multiple Sclerosis Section’s Economic Workgroup; on the scientific advisory board of Sanofi Genzyme; and as a consultant for BioMarin. Dr Jung Henson has received personal compensation for speaking engagements from EMD Serono, Inc; the National Association of Managed Care Physicians; Novartis AG; Pfizer Inc; and Sanofi Genzyme. Dr Jung Henson has received research support for clinical trials from Biogen; Novartis AG; Opexa Therapeutics, Inc; and Sanofi Genzyme.

Unlabeled Use of Products/Investigational Use Disclosure: Dr Jung Henson reports no disclosure.

© 2016 American Academy of Neurology
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