Volume 22, Issue 2 (Summer 2014)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2014, 22(2): 64-73 | Back to browse issues page

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Khodaveisi M, Ashtarani F, Mohammadi N, Beikmoradi A, Mahjub H, Mazdeh M. The effect of continuous care on quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2014; 22 (2) :64-73
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1251-en.html
1- , n.mohammmadi@umsha.ac.ir))
2- Hamadan University of Medical sciences
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Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common debilitating diseases of the central nervous system that is a chronic and prolonged and human quality of life is affected. Continuous care in this disease is remarkable. This study with aim of the effects of continuous care, on the quality of life patients with MS was performed. Methods: this study is randomized clinical trial. The Participants were 72 patients with multiple sclerosis referred to Farshchian Hospital and Multiple Sclerosis Society of hamadan that were divided into two groups, intervention and control groups. The quality of life patients before and after the performance of continuous care model assessed by MSQoL-54 standard questionnaire. For the analysis of data from Chi-square test, paired t, and independent t-tests and repeated measures and SPSS 16 statistical software was used. Result: Results of the repeated measures ANOVA to compare the quality of life patients in the intervention group, before one month and two months after continuous care model showed that the mean scores quality of life at the different stages measured, ha significant differences with each other (P<0.01). But in the control group, before one month and two months after continuous care model had not a significant difference. The results of repeated measures ANOVA to compare the quality of life in both intervention and control groups at each three times showed that, There is a significant difference in quality of life (P<0.01). Conclusion: According to no exact treatment of chronic diseases, applying of effective care models such as continuous care model to improve the quality of life of these patients is effective.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2014/07/21 | Accepted: 2014/09/14 | Published: 2014/09/20

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