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aumj 2013, 2(2): 82-88 Back to browse issues page
Abundance of Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
A. Dehghan 1, R. Memarian 3
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Background: Multiple Sclerosis As a chronic disease for some reasons including sudden attack, occur in young Ages, no prognosis and definitive cure causes stress, anxiety and depression in patients. It seems that the more we know the extent of stress, anxiety and depression of patients the more we can control the symptoms. This study was to examine the Abundance of stress, anxiety and depression in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional- descriptive study was conducted using convenient sampling to recruit 110 patients suffering from MS. Data collection tool was DASS 21 questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, chi-square test and Correlation coefficient were used to analysis the data. Results: Based on the findings Suffer 46.4% Multiple Sclerosis Patients from severe stress, 19.2% of severe anxiety and 29.2% of severe depression. Results of spearman Correlation coefficient showed a significant relationship between the stress, anxiety and depression with Expanded Disability Status and duration of disease (P<0.05). So chi-square test showed a significant relationship between the stress, anxiety and depression with Hospitalizations (P<0.05). Conclusion: The findings of this research revealed high stress, anxiety and depression in Multiple Sclerosis Patients that can jeopardize their health. Hence the providing appropriate education for coping and adapting with the symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis Patients seems to be necessary.
Keywords: Anxiety; Depression; Multiple sclerosis; Stress
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/09/10
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Dehghan A, Memarian R. Abundance of Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. aumj. 2013; 2 (2) :82-88
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