Experiences of Iranian Multiple Sclerosis Patients’ and Their Caregivers’ Regarding Care and Treatment Outcomes

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Reza Masoudi 1 , Heidar Ali Abedi 2 , * , Parvin Abedi 3 , Seyed Ehsan Mohammadianinejad 4

1 Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

2 Department of Nursing, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, IR Iran

3 Department of Midwifery, Reproductive Health Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Ahvaz, IR Iran

4 Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

How to Cite: Masoudi R, Abedi H A , Abedi P, Mohammadianinejad S E. Experiences of Iranian Multiple Sclerosis Patients’ and Their Caregivers’ Regarding Care and Treatment Outcomes, Jundishapur J Chronic Dis Care. 2014 ; 3(1):e93797.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care: 3 (1); e93797
Published Online: January 10, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 15, 2019
Accepted: November 30, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Outcomes of care, treatment and management of people with MS have a high priority in health care, today. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of care and treatment’s challenges of MS diseases.

Materials and Methods: Qualitative approach, based on a thematic analysis, was used to achieve the aims of the study. Information collected simultaneously through in-depth unstructured interviews with 31 patients, nurses, and family caregivers from Ahvaz in Iran.

Results: Two major themes were extracted from the analysis of the transcripts: “Comprehensive caring commitment” and “Patients’ medication grudge”.

Conclusions: According to the findings, the nurses are in a unique position to care for people with MS; therefore they should be ready to provide high-quality patient care in MS patients. Patients must be encouraged to study about their condition and medications to know the specific details of their health care coverage.

Keywords

Care Cure Outcome Multiple Sclerosis Qualitative Study

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