Rev Neurol (Paris) 2007 Dec;163(12):1209-13
Service de Neurologie, CHU La Milétrie, Poitiers.
One hundred and sixty four patients of the Poitou-Charentes area suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) and treated with an immunomodulating agent for more than 3 months completed a self-administered questionnaire. More than 60p.cent of the patients performed self-injection. For both modes of injection studied (subcutaneous or intramuscular), self-injection was significantly more frequent among patients who were received training and followed via telephone assistance conducted by a nurse with specialized training in MS. Our study demonstrated that waste disposal (needles), especially among patients performing self-injections, remains an important problem. Efforts must be taken concerning this important healthcare issue.