Cognitive, psychosocial, and educational issues in neuromuscular disease

B. J. Sigford, Jr Lanham

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Research on the cognitive function of persons with neuromuscular diseases is critically reviewed. Emphasis is placed on Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic muscular dystrophy, as these groups have received the majority of attention by researchers. Implications for psychosocial and educational function are discussed. A general critique of research methodology is provided to assist in interpreting often conflicting findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-270
Number of pages22
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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