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

AUTHORS

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.

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