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The Effect of Educational Intervention on Knowledge and Self-efficacy for Pain Control in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Seyde Shahrbanoo Daniali, Hossein Shahnaz, Samira Kazemi, Elnaz Marzbani.

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Introduction: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common autoimmune diseases affecting the central nervous system. The prevalence of it is increasing in our country too. The pain from disorders can affect quality of life. Several studies have pointed to the improvement of patients through educational intervention. This study attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention based on raising the awareness and self-efficacy for pain control among patients with multiple sclerosis during 2015 under the coverage of Isfahan MS Society (IMSS). Materials and methods: This was a quasi-experimental study involving pre-test, post-test and randomized control group conducted on 100 patients with MS referred to the Isfahan MS Society (IMSS). The educational intervention group learned the pain management self-care lesson during 4 weekly sessions. The data were collected through a self-structured questionnaire with adequate validity and reliability, containing demographic data, awareness and self-efficacy of pain control. The data were assessed through descriptive and analytical tests assisted by SPSS 17. The significant level was considered as P

Key words: Education, Controlled Before-After Studies, Multiple sclerosis, knowledge, Self-efficacy, pain (chronic pain).


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