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Journal:   ADVANCES IN NURSING AND MIDWIFERY (FACULTY OF NURSING OF MIDWIFERY QUARTERLY)   SPRING 2009 , Volume 19 , Number 64; Page(s) 32 To 37.
 
Paper: 

EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)

 
 
Author(s):  SAHEBOZAMANI M.*, RASHVAND F., ALAVI MAJD H., MOSHTAGH ESHGH Z.
 
* FACULTY OF MEDICINE, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN BRANCH
 
Abstract: 

Background: With respect to different problems and complications of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), appropriate educational programs and interventions should be performed for them to promote their quality of life.
Purpose: This descriptive study was conducted to identify educational needs of patients who were the members of Iranian MS Society in 2007.
Methods: 174 subjects referring to the society were selected with convenience sampling method. A questionnaire in 4 parts was used for data collection.
Results: Most subjects (26.4%) were between 32-39, women (71%) as well as married (59.8%) and history of the disease less than 3 years (27.7%). 39.1% was in great need of education, 0.6% of disease nature, 94% of sexual disorders and 64.8% of administrative problems. A significant relationship was found between educational needs concerning physical issues and education (P=0.027) and also these needs and times of hospitalization (P=0.004).
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the most urgent educational needs were about sexual problems, mobility problems and administrative problems and the lowest need for education was about elimination problems.

 
Keyword(s): EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, IRANIAN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, PHYSICAL NEEDS
 
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