The Tufts Quantitative Neuromuscular Exam (TQNE) is a standardized tool for measuring muscle strength and pulmonary function in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We describe the relationship of TQNE scores to functional disability and health-related quality of life as measured by the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) in 524 ALS patients. There was a significant relationship (p < 0.0001) between TQNE and SIP scores, both in cross section and over time. TQNE scores strongly relate to ALS patients' quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 1 1996|