Sibel Karşıdağ1, Yasemin Ekmekyapar Fırat2, Fettah Eren3, Sibel Canbaz Kabay4, Murat Terzi5

1Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences Sultan 2nd Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Neurology, Sanko University Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Türkiye
3Department of Neurology, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
4Department of Neurology, Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Türkiye
5Department of Neurology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye

Keywords: Generic scales, neurological diseases, quality of life, specific scales.


Health-related quality of life shows how a person is affected physically, emotionally, perceptually, and socially by the disease, the consequent disability, and treatment and rehabilitation processes. It is important to evaluate the quality of life of patients and their caregivers with generic or specific scales during the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up stages of neurological diseases. In studies conducted in our country, scales with Turkish validity and reliability must be used. Additionally, it should be noted that quality-of-life scales do not measure every parameter with the same sensitivity.

Cite this article as: Karşıdağ S, Ekmekyapar Fırat Y, Eren F, Canbaz Kabay S, Terzi M. Assesment of quality of life in neurological diseases. Turk J Neurol 2024;30(1):1-9. doi: 10.55697/tnd.2024.78.

Author Contributions

Idea/concept, writing the article: S.K.; Design: S.K., Y.E.F., F.E.; Control/supervision, critical review: S.C.K., M.T.; Data collection and/or processing, literature review, references and fundings: Y.E.F., F.E.; Analysis and/or interpretation: S.K., S.C.K., M.T.; Materials: Y.E.F., M.T.; Other: F.E., S.C.K.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.

Data Sharing Statement:
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.