Journal of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Research

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Domestic violence in multiple sclerosis: Barrier to neurorehabilitation.

According to the World Health Organization violence is one of the main factors that contribute to death, disease and disability. The Mexican National Survey on Violence reported that up to 33% of health care users experience abuse from their current partner. In 2012, the American Academy of Neurology underscored that patients with neurologic disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse or neglect Multiple sclerosis (MS), is a chronic disabling disease with an unpredictable course that affects young adults, frequently disrupting their social, occupational and family areas of functioning. The type of disabilities that persons with MS (PwMS) exhibit make them more susceptible for physical, psychological and sexual abuse from diverse perpetuators: family members and partners to society in general. Comprehensive neurorehabilitation programs need to be implemented.

Author(s): Sanchez-Guzman Maria Alejandra, Paz-Rodríguez Francisco, Trujillo De Los Santos Zoila, Espinola-Nadurille Mariana