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2022 Aug 04

J Neurooncol

Baseline characteristics of adults with neurofibromatosis enrolled on a psychosocial randomized controlled trial.


Neurofibromatosis (NF) is an incurable genetic neurological condition. Psychosocial interventions that promote resiliency are a promising approach to address the high emotional distress and low quality of life (QoL) associated with NF. However, no studies have examined the psychosocial needs of treatment-seeking adults with NF. Our goal was to explore, using data from the largest efficacy trial of a psychosocial intervention for NF, differences in QoL, emotional distress, resiliency, and pain-related outcomes compared to other chronic medical populations and within subtypes (NF1, NF2, schwannomatosis; SCHW).