Impact of cervical dystonia on quality of life

Laura Camfield, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Thomas T Warner, Epidemiological Study of Dystonia in Europe Collaborative Group

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We studied the effect of cervical dystonia on quality of life in a cohort of 289 patients by using a generic health status measurement scale (SF36). Cervical dystonia had a significant negative impact on quality of life compared with age-matched general population data. This negative impact was comparable to that seen in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-41
Number of pages4
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002


  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Torticollis

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