The impact of health-related hardiness in individuals with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Takeaway

  • Improving health-related hardiness in individuals with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) was beneficial in reducing psychological stress and improving mental health.

Why this matters

  • Recurrent symptoms of NMOSD cause psychological stress that rapidly reduces the quality of life in individuals with the disease. Research should be aimed at the development of psychological interventions to reduce negative emotions caused by the stress associated with physical disability.