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Study focuses on Hispanics/Latinos who have MS.

A new study funded by the Society provides insights into the disease and treatment of Latinos with MS. MS occurs less frequently among people with Hispanic backgrounds than among Caucasians, so there are few studies of Hispanics/Latinos with MS. The nationwide team used data from the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis registry, and conducted a telephone survey. Forty-four percent of the 99 Hispanics/Latinos in the study reported feelings that indicated depression; 61 percent were highly satisfied with their access to mental health care and 76 percent were highly satisfied with their access to MS care. This study is the first step toward meeting the needs of the Hispanic/Latino community with MS.

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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 17, 2012
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