The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), which assesses the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), found both older individuals with and without MS to have significant disability. These findings were published in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.
Researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center recruited individuals of at least 55 years old (N=106) for this study and assessed them with the EDSS. Participants did (n=51) or did not (n=55) have MS (mean age, 69.29±7.92 vs 70.09±7.66 years, respectively; women, 73% vs 54%, respectively; White, 94% vs 93%, respectively). Between the two groups, the median comorbidities were 5 and 6, and the number of medications were 10 and 8, respectively.
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