Member Resources

You are here

Information Booklet

The Association has put together an Information Booklet that covers the following topics:

  • the different treatment options available
  • information about the condition
  • medication
  • facts for the patient and their family

Download our Information Booklet

A paperback version of this booklet is available by contacting the Association via the contact page, or calling the Freecall number 1800 802 568

DVD's

We welcome donations of relevant material from our members.

The Association has also produced DVD's of Guest Speaker presentations to its members. These presentations cover topics of interest to people who suffer from, or who care for sufferers of, Myasthenia Gravis.

The videos are available free of charge to Category 'A' (sufferer of MG) financial members of the Association, but cannot be displayed other than in private without the express permission of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland Inc. If you wish to obtain any of the future DVD's and are not a current financial member of the Association, you will need to complete the Application for Membership form and forward, with the required Membership Subscription Fee, to:

Myasthenia Gravis Association of Queensland Inc
PO Box 16
MT GRAVATT Qld 4122

New members wishing to view any of the listed DVD's can do so by contacting the Librarian as indicated below. They are available on loan from our library.

Please note: Membership is only available to residents of Australia.

Available DVD's

  • Dr Rob Henderson - Neurologist. MG and Thymoma - Other information on Myasthenia Gravis.

  • Professor Cindy Gallois - Social Psychologist - Living with chronic Illness.

  • Summary of presentation to Myasthenia Alliance Australia Conference held in Sydney in June 2015.

    Presented by Anita Jackson and Carol Buchanan

  • Presentation from Professor Pamela Mc Combe - Research into MG Past, Present and Future.

  • Katrina Williams (Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist) - 13 September 2009.

    This title includes:

    • Exercise and MG
  • Rebecca Elkington (Accredited Practicing Dietician) - 12 September 2010
    Myasthenia Gravis: Information on Good Nutrition

    This title includes:

    • Commonly experienced nutritional barriers and strategies to overcome these;
    • High protein, high energy eating strategies;
    • Getting a lot of nutrition out of little serves.
  • Dr Cecilie Lander M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.E.

    This title includes:

    • Dr Lander talks about MG and gives an overview of autoimmune disease in the nervous system, with the perspective of being a neurologist for the last 35 years.
  • Dr Jean Foster M.B., B.S.

    This title includes:

    • Making the most out of your GP
  • Ms Justine Jeppich – C’wealth Dept. of Human Services

    This title includes:

    • Pension and other benefits from Centrelink
  • Dr Stefan Blum MD, FRACP and Dr Jennifer Nitz PhD, Mphty, Bthpy, FACP

    This title includes:

    • Dr Blum presents a preliminary report on findings from the Data Collection Survey on people with myasthenia gravis.
    • Dr Nitz presents preliminary findings from the ‘Exercise Effect in MG’ Pilot Study.
  • Dr Stefan Blum and Dr David Lee

    This title includes:

    • Some Interesting findings from the MGAQ Survey
  • Rare Voices Australia - What it is and How it can help with MG

    By Executive Officer Nicole Millis

Lending Library

The committee has decided to establish a lending library of MG and related information resources. The collection is small to start off with but will be expanded over time.

Loans of material are available to financial members of the Association and the loan period is 1 calendar month. Postage out is paid by MGAQ and return postage is the responsibility of the member.

To request a loan, please contact John on (07) 3293 4655 or email jam3740@bigpond.com

Initial offerings are:

  • Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Disorders (book)
  • Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions (book)
  • Living Well with Autoimmune Disease (book)
  • Rare Voices Australia - The Australian Experience of Living with a Rare Disease (book)
  • Attacking Myasthenia Gravis - By Ronald E Henderson, MD (book)
  • Beyond Blue – volumes 1 & 2 (DVD)
  • Complete Collection of Association Guest Speaker Recordings (DVD)

Effects of Balance Strategy Training in Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Study Series

ABSTRACT: Introduction: Studies of exercise in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) are sparse. Balance strategy training (BST) multimodal exercise has proven efficacy in adults for enhancing balance and functional mobility. This prospective study aims to determine if BST improves functional ability and balance in people with MG. Methods: Seven individuals with MG participated in a 16-session workstation intervention. Repeated measures (pre/post-intervention and 4-week followup) consisting of quantitative myasthenia gravis score (QMG), 6-minute walk test (6MWT), timed up and go (TUG) with dual task (TUGmanual and TUGcognitive), and standing stability on foam with eyes closed (foamEC) were assessed. Results: Most measurements showed sustained improvement at follow-up. QMG, TUGcognitive, and foam EC achieved clinically significant improvements (>15%). No adverse effects were reported. Conclusions: BST was effective in improving balance and QMG scores in subjects with MG. A multimodal BST approach is thus suggested to target different aspects of balance and functional mobility.

Download the Report

The CIE Report

The Costs to Patients and the Community of Myasthenia Gravis. Understanding the patient experience and community wide impact.

Download the Report