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Caregiving in DMD Has Significant Overall Impact on Everyday Life, Health, Review Shows


Taking care of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can have significant effects on caregivers, leading to a lower health‐related quality of life, poor sleep quality, depression, pain, stress, sexual dysfunction, and lower self‐esteem, a review study reports.

Caregiving can also have a considerable negative impact on work life and productivity, according to the study, titled “Duchenne muscular dystrophy and caregiver burden: a systematic review” and published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

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