Factors relating to quality of life in the women with multiple sclerosis referring to Iranian MS Society, Tehran (2010)

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Kowsar Qaderi 1 , * , Effat Merghati Khoei 2 , Leila Amini 3

1 Nowdesheh Health Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of public health, Faculty of health, Tehran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Qaderi K, Merghati Khoei E, Amini L. Factors relating to quality of life in the women with multiple sclerosis referring to Iranian MS Society, Tehran (2010), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 17(9):e74347.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 17 (9); e74347
Published Online: December 29, 2013
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: May 08, 2013
Accepted: October 22, 2013

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Abstract

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) influences the patient’s quality of life. The aim of this study is to examine the demographic factors associated with quality of life in women with MS. In this study, 132 women referred to the MS Society and filled the MSQOL-54 questionnaire and also responded to the demographic and medical history questionnaires. Data were analyzed and the relationships between variables examined by Pearson correlation, ANOVA and Scheffe’s test. The results revealed that the mental and physical health components of quality of life correlate with ability, economic situation, the patients’ education as well as their husbands’. Physical health also had statistically significant negative correlations with age (P=0.003), disease duration (P=0.042), duration of medication (P=0.037), duration of marriage (P=0.001) and husband’s age (P=0.014).

Keywords

Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Demographic Information Women

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