What are the CDC guidelines for assessment of caregivers of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Assessment of the caregivers and family should be performed by a clinical social worker or other professional with the following qualifications:

  • Sufficiently trained and qualified to assess and address emotional adjustment and coping
  • Understanding/awareness of DMD
  • Access to financial resources, programs and social support networks

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