MSEC for Corey

Myasthenia Gravis Symptom Evaluation Checklist (MSEC)

Myasthenia Gravis Symptom Evaluation Checklist (MSEC) was developed to help asses the effects of treatment and monitor the general well-being of an individual with myasthenia gravis over time.

The MSEC consists of three sections. Section I: Symptoms and Section II: Accommodations/Assistive Devices are scored and combined for an overall score. The items in Section III are not scored and are for use only as additional information.

The MSEC is not a diagnostic checklist. It provides a score to be used for comparison at a later date. Basically, the lower the score, the lesser the individual’s overall symptom severity.

Please choose the option that best describes your current symptoms. Be as honest as possible.

In terms of the word “daily” that means if you were to do this activity daily, would you have symptoms?  For example: Some MG patients are not physically able to shower daily. But every time they shower, their symptoms are severe. That person would choose “Daily – severe” because if they were able to perform the activity daily, their symptoms would be severe.

This form is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any patient.

Copyright 2016: Debbie Norman director of Women with Myasthenia Gravis ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

SECTION I: SYMPTOMS

SECTION II: ACCOMMODATIONS/ASSISTIVE DEVICES

For the following questions please choose the option that best represents your frequency of use/need.

For example:  You may not go out everyday. But if you did, would you need to use your handicapped parking pass every time? If so, choose Daily.

SECTION III: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have questions about how to do a Single Breath Count, or haven’t had a reminder on how to do one recently, please view this short demonstration given by Alice White-Kaminski.

For the next 3 questions, please ONLY list any changes you have made. (For example: Increase in medication dosage, or change in medications or treatments, etc.) If you have not made any changes, please answer “no changes”.