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Understanding Narcolepsy, Part 1: Epidemiology and neurophysiology

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Cook, Neal (2008) Understanding Narcolepsy, Part 1: Epidemiology and neurophysiology. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 4 (3). pp. 108-114. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=28812

Abstract

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder with significant impact on health-related quality of life. The disorder is often misunderstood, and considerably under-diagnosed. Research over the last ten years has made significant progress in identifying the causes and devising management solutions for this condition. Narcolepsy’s complexity can make the disorder challenging for the individual to manage, requiring neuroscience nurses to be knowledgeable about the condition and its optimal management. This article is the first part of two, focusing on narcolepsy, offering a definition of the disorder, the pathophysiological process of the condition, and how this is manifested in the individual. The second part will focus on diagnosis and management of the condition

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Education and Professional Issues Research Group
ID Code:16652
Deposited By:Mr Neal Cook
Deposited On:07 Jan 2011 11:44
Last Modified:07 Jan 2011 11:44

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