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Table 3 Multiple Sclerosis Neuropsychological Questionnaire (MSNQ)

From: Telephone-based assessment of multiple sclerosis patients at Ain Shams University Hospital in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic

  Multiple Sclerosis Neuropsychological Questionnaire
Never, does not occur
(score=0)
Very rarely, no problem
(score=1)
Occasionally seldom a problem
(score=2)
Quite often, interfere with life
(score=3)
Very often, very disruptive
(score=4)
Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Easily distracted 25 (23.8%) 27 (25.7%) 23 (21.9%) 16 (15.2%) 14 (13.3%)
Lose thoughts while listening to somebody 28 (26.7%) 24 (22.9%) 22 (21.0%) 19 (18.1%) 12 (11.4%)
Slow when try to solve problem 28 (26.7%) 24 (22.9%) 29 (27.6%) 18 (17.1%) 6 (5.7%)
Forget appointments 32 (30.5%) 25 (23.8%) 24 (22.9%) 15 (14.3%) 9 (8.6%)
Forget what is read 26 (24.8%) 24 (22.9%) 32 (30.5%) 17 (16.2%) 6 (5.7%)
Trouble describe show recently watched 33 (31.4%) 30 (28.6%) 26 (24.8%) 12 (11.4%) 4 (3.8%)
Instruction repeated 28 (26.7%) 31 (29.5%) 32 (30.5%) 10 (9.5%) 4 (3.8%)
Remind to do task 29 (27.6%) 26 (24.8%) 28 (26.7%) 15 (14.3%) 7 (6.7%)
Forget errands that were planned 39 (37.1%) 22 (21.0%) 25 (23.8%) 11 (10.5%) 8 (7.6%)
Difficulty answering questions 39 (37.1%) 27 (25.7%) 28 (26.7%) 7 (6.7%) 4 (3.8%)
Difficulty keeping track of two things at once 25 (23.8%) 24 (22.9%) 27(25.7%) 22 (21.0%) 7 (6.7%)
Miss point of what someone say 33 (31.4%) 25 (23.8%) 24 (22.9%) 17 (16.2%) 6 (5.7%)
Difficulty control impulse 23 (21.9%) 24 (22.9%) 22 (21.0%) 20 (19.0%) 16 (15.2%)
Laugh or cry with little cause 23 (21.9%) 13 (12.4%) 21 (20.0%) 25 (23.8%) 23(21.9%)
Talk excessively or focus too much on own interests 27 (25.7%) 22 (21.0%) 30 (28.6%) 17 (16.2%) 9 (8.6%)
Total MSNQ score Less than 27
(group A)
70 66.7%
27 or more
(group B)
35 33.3%
Total MSNQ score: median, minimum, maximum 23 0 58