Objectives: This study aims to explore the impact of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) and its treatment on patients in European (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and US real-world practice. Methods: Adults with CMT1A (n = 937) were recruited to an ongoing observational study exploring the impact of CMT. Data were collected via CMT&Me, an app through which participants completed patient-reported outcome measures. Results: Symptoms ranked with highest importance were weakness in the extremities, difficulty in walking, and fatigue. Almost half of participants experienced a worsening of symptom severity since diagnosis. Anxiety and depression were each reported by over one-third of participants. Use of rehabilitative interventions, medications, and orthotics/walking aids was high. Conclusions: Patient-reported burden of CMT1A is high, influenced by difficulties in using limbs, fatigue, pain, and impaired quality of life. Burden severity appears to differ across the population, possibly driven by differences in rehabilitative and prescription-based interventions, and country-specific health care variability.

Patient-reported symptom burden of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A: findings from an observational digital lifestyle study

Fabrizi, Gian M;
2022

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Objectives: This study aims to explore the impact of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) and its treatment on patients in European (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and US real-world practice. Methods: Adults with CMT1A (n = 937) were recruited to an ongoing observational study exploring the impact of CMT. Data were collected via CMT&Me, an app through which participants completed patient-reported outcome measures. Results: Symptoms ranked with highest importance were weakness in the extremities, difficulty in walking, and fatigue. Almost half of participants experienced a worsening of symptom severity since diagnosis. Anxiety and depression were each reported by over one-third of participants. Use of rehabilitative interventions, medications, and orthotics/walking aids was high. Conclusions: Patient-reported burden of CMT1A is high, influenced by difficulties in using limbs, fatigue, pain, and impaired quality of life. Burden severity appears to differ across the population, possibly driven by differences in rehabilitative and prescription-based interventions, and country-specific health care variability.
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