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Choobforouszade A, Neshatdoos H, Molavi H, Abedi M. Examine The quality of life among Multiple sclerosis patients in Yazd MS Association,Iran. TB 2016; 14 (5) :131-140
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1909-en.html
University of Ardakan, , azadechoobforoush@ardakan.ac.ir
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Introduction : Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of  the  progressive and chronic  disorders  of the central nervous system with various symptoms.this symptoms has  negative affected on quality of  life . this study  designed to measure to examine  the quality of  life in Yazd  MS Association.

Methods: This was a descriptive and cross-sectional survey on members of Yazd  MS Associatoin.108 patients with MS randomly were selected from all MS patient who refferd to Yazd MS Association . Demographic data was  recorded. they  filled out Multiple Sclerosis quality of life-54 Questionnair . Data were analyzed  by using SPSS 18 software by descriptive statistics , T-Test , Pearson a nd Spearman correlation coefficient .

Results: The  mean  age of participants  was(34.27±9.31 ) years.The highest and lowest scores among 14 subscalees were related to social  function(61.45±25.57) and role limitations due to physical problems(34.37±37.64), respectively. The mean scores of dimentions of overall quality of life in physical health and mental health were(49.29±12.87) and (38.38±20.62) respectively.  There were no significant different between males and females in physical health and mental health(p≥0.05).  Pearsons correlation indicated a positive relationship between physical health and mental health(p≤0.05).  Inverse correlation were seen between age, disease duration with overall quality of life scores in tow areas (p≤0.05).

Conclusion: In this study , the quality of life was lower than average among Multiple sclerosis patients in Yazd MS Association. MS  affected all aspect of a persons life negatively. Thus it is important to provide comperhencive services to improve the quality of life of  these patients.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/01/19 | Accepted: 2016/01/19 | Published: 2016/01/19

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