The Care of the Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Multidisciplinary Care, Symptom Management, and Cognitive/Behavioral Impairment

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

October 1, 2009

Last Updated Month/Year

January 16, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To systematically review evidence bearing on the management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Outpatient

Intended Users

Psychologist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D000690 - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS

Source Citation

Practice Parameter update: The care of the patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Multidisciplinary care, symptom management, and cognitive/behavioral impairment (an evidence-based review). Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. R. G. Miller, C. E. Jackson, E. J. Kasarskis, J. D. England, D. Forshew, W. Johnston, S. Kalra, J. S. Katz, H. Mitsumoto, J. Rosenfeld, C. Shoesmith, M. J. Strong, S. C. Woolley. Neurology Oct 2009, 73 (15) 1227-1233; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181bc01a4