We also wish to thank Amber Salter and Tuula Tyry for preparing the Consortium of MS Centers/NARCOMS data used in this manuscript.
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In a 2007 national study with over 10,000 North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) participants, only 12% reported no disability, whereas 55% reported requiring assistance with walking (Davis & Tyry
gradual progressive deterioration with eventual fixed neurologic deficits (Buchanan, Radin, Chakravorty, & Tyry
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Due to the progressive nature of MS, an individual's need for personal assistance and care is likely to increase over the course of the disease, and nearly 30% of individuals with MS rely on support from informal caregivers to assist them in performing activities of daily living (Akkus, 2011; Buchanan, Radin, Chakravorty & Tyry
, 2010; Kersten et al.
Dependence on mobility aids was used to attempt to identify more disabled participants who might therefore be living with more advanced MS (Buchanan, Radin, Chakravorty, & Tyry
The types of assistance they provide have been well documented (Buchanan, Radin, Chakravorty, & Tyry
, 2010; Carton, Loos, Pacolet, Versieck, & Vlietinck, 2000; Finlayson & Cho, 2008; Forbes et al.
In a recent survey of caregivers to relatively more disabled people with MS, more than a quarter of caregivers believed they would benefit from mental health counseling or treatment; however, only about one third of such caregivers actually sought these services, often citing healthcare coverage and out-of-pocket expense as barriers to access (Buchanan, Radin, Chakravorty, & Tyry