Impact of Multiple Sclerosis on Daily Life

  • Yael GoveroverEmail author
  • Helen M. Genova
  • John DeLuca
  • Nancy D. Chiaravalloti


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive disease of the central nervous system. Individuals with MS suffer from a host of physical symptoms as well as significant cognitive dysfunction. Changes in physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning have a direct association with performance of activities of daily living. This chapter describes the functional changes associated with multiple sclerosis by providing some case examples, and evidence related to research.


Multiple sclerosis Activities of daily living Cognition Community integration Outcome 



The preparation of this chapter was supported by Kessler Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yael Goverover
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Helen M. Genova
    • 2
    • 3
  • John DeLuca
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Nancy D. Chiaravalloti
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Occupational Therapy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human DevelopmentNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Kessler FoundationEast HanoverUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New Jersey Medical School,Rutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  4. 4.Department of the Neurosciences, New Jersey Medical SchoolRutgers University,NewarkUSA

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