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Table 1 Aspects of initiating second-line Multiple Sclerosis treatment that makes the information exchange complex

From: Development of a measurement system for complex oral information transfer in medical consultations

Multiple Sclerosis-related aspects
• Chronic disease
• Unpredictable course
• Potentially physically disabling disease
• Affects cognitive functions
Drug-related aspects
• Available drugs differ in efficacy
• Available drugs differ in risk/adverse effect profile
• Available drugs differ in administration form
• Long-term effects still unknown
Individual-related aspects
• Variability in the response to treatments
• Variability in drug tolerance
• Variability in health literacy
• Variability in understanding of risk