Unmet needs are very common in multiple sclerosis and they impair health-related quality of life

Takeaway

  • In an Italian cohort, most people with multiple sclerosis had at least one unmet health or social care-related need and this was linked to poor health-related quality of life.

Why this matters

    Although disease modifying therapies can help to improve health-related quality of life in multiple sclerosis, significant unmet needs persist in this population. Additional pharmacological and non-drug interventions should be implemented to address factors that impair quality of life, such as pain and impaired mobility.