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Myasthenia Gravis Quality of Life 15 (MG-QOL-15)
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Classification
Supplemental
Short Description of Instrument
The Myasthenia Gravis-Quality of Life 15 (MG-QOL 15) is a brief 15-item disease specific questionnaire that is designed to assess aspects of quality of life in Myasthenia Gravis. The 15 items are derived from the larger 60 item Myasthenia Gravis Quality of Life (MGQOL) and were selected based on responsiveness and reliability.
 
Strengths: ease-of-use; disease-specific; performance on par with the 60 item MGQOL. Patient-reported QOL
measure. The MG-QOL15 has performed as well as the MGQOL.
 
Weaknesses: Patient-reported QOL measure.
Scoring
Each item is scored on a scale from 0 to 4 with higher scores indicating greater disease impact on Quality of Life. Total scores range from 0 to 60.
References
Burns TM, Conaway M, Cutter G, Sanders DB and The Muscle Study Group. Less is more, or almost as much. The development of a fifteen-item quality-of-life instrument for patients with myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve 2008;38:957-963.
 
Burns TM, Grouse CK, Wolfe GI, Conaway MR, Sanders DB; MG Composite and MG- OL15 Study Group. The MG-QOL15 for following the health-related quality of life of patients with myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Jan;43(1):14-8.