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Habib nia M, Safavi M, Farahani H. The Effect of Self-Care Education on the Performance of Multiple Sclerosis Patients: a Randomised Control Trial. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2018; 25 (5) :208-216
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1- Senior nursing education, Faculty member, Islamic Azad University Branch Khalkhal, Ardabil, Iran , mina.habibnia2014@gmail.com
2- School of Nursing and Midwifery and Health, Islamic Azad University Tehran Medical Branch, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: MS is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system affects central myelin nerves and affects sensory and motor function.There is no certain cure for it and it affects all of the aspects of the patients’ life. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of self-care education on the performance of MS patients.
Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial on 90 patients with MS, in the city of Ardabil in 2015 and was carried out dividing them randomly into control and intervention groups. Before the intervention, the researcher made questionnaires with Cronbach's alpha coefficient 98/0 and observation and interview checklists were filled, for patients in both the intervention and control groups. The intervention group experienced self-care education for 6 sessions; each session was 60 minutes. After the intervention, the questionnaires were completed for patients in both groups again. Data was analyzed using statistical software SPSS24 and descriptive and analytical tests.
Results:  There is no significant difference between the two groups at the start of the study. There was a significant difference between the intervention group and the control group (P=0.0001). However, there was no significant difference in terms of performance over time in the control group (P = 0/07).
Conclusion: Results of this study showed that self-care education will lead to improve the performance of MS patients. So self-care education can be an effective intervention for improving the performance of MS patients.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/03/27 | Accepted: 2017/06/24 | Published: 2017/07/17

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