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Informing MS patients on treatment options: a consensus on the process of consent taking

Tortorella, C., Solaro, C., Annovazzi, P., Boffa, L., Buscarinu, M. C., Buttari, F., Calabrese, M., Cavalla, P., Cocco, E., Cordioli, C., De Luca, G., Di Filippo, M., Fantozzi, R., Ferraro, D., Gajofatto, A., Gallo, A., Lanzillo, R., Laroni, A., Fermo, S. Lo, Malucchi, S., Maniscalco, G. T., Moccia, M., Nociti, V., Paolicelli, D., Pesci, I., Prosperini, L., Ragonese, P., Tomassini, V ORCID:, Clerici, V. L. A. Torri, Rodegher, M., Gherardi, M. and Gasperini, C. 2020. Informing MS patients on treatment options: a consensus on the process of consent taking. Neurological Sciences 41 , pp. 2249-2553. 10.1007/s10072-020-04339-z

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Abstract In the last years, change in multiple sclerosis (MS) therapeutic scenario has highlighted the need for an improved doctor-patient communication in advance of treatment initiation in order to allow patient’s empowerment in the decision-making process. Aims The aims of our project were to review the strategies used by Italian MS specialists to inform patients about treatment options and to design a multicentre shared document that homogenizes the information about disease-modifying treatment (DMTs) and the procedure of taking informed consent in clinical practice. Results The new resource, obtained by consensus among 31 neurologists from 27 MS Centres in Italy with the supervision of a medico-legal advisor, received the aegis of Italian Neurological Society (SIN) and constitutes a step toward a standardized decision process around DMTs in MS.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 1590-1874
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 May 2020
Date of Acceptance: 13 March 2020
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2023 17:31

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