Fast Facts
Risk Factors
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Care
Home Health
100

This is the most common neurological disease that can cause disability in young adults. 

What is: Multiple sclerosis

100

This is the typical age of onset of MS.

What is: 20-40 years or 15-50 years

100

This is the most common symptom of MS.

What is: Fatigue

100

This is the main goal area for evaluation.

What are: ADLs

100

This is now a qualifying service for home health.

What is: OT
200

This is the cause of MS

What is: unknown

200

Living in this latitude increases your risk of MS.

What is: high

200

This tremor is the most common tremor seen in MS.

What is: intention tremor

200

This is a safety concern while in acute rehab.

What are: falls

200

This is the biggest safety concern for home care for people with MS.

What are: falls

300

This population is 2-3 times more likely to get MS.

What are: women

300

Low levels of this vitamin increases your risk of MS.

What is: vitamin D.

300

Spasticity is more common in these extremities.

What are: lower extremities

300

This type of therapy should be done before compensatory techniques

What is: remediation

300

This is a common strategy for home care.

What are: environmental modifications or energy conservation

400

Sclerosis is referring to the plaque on the ______ covering that form scar tissue and interferes with nerve condition

What is: axons and myelin

400

Having this virus increases your likeliness of getting MS.

What is: Epstein-Barr

400

These two types of drugs are used in the treatment of MS.

What are: immunosuppressant & immune modulating agents

400

This frame of reference is typically used in the acute care setting.

What is: biomechanical

400

This symptom usually affects the gait of people with MS.

What is: ataxia

500

This many people worldwide have MS.

2.3 million

500

This is the largest known leading gene causing MS.

What is: HLA-DRB1

500

Research has shown advancements in this type of therapy.

What are: disease-modifying therapies 

500

This is the type of payment system used in acute care.

What is: Prospective payment system

500

This section of Medicare typically covers home health services.

What is: Part B

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