Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
May 2015 Vol. 4(5), pp. 231-234
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Resiliency of patients with Multiple Sclerosis on the basis of Social Support and Welfare 

Mohammad Taheri1,3, Elahe Valipour2, Arezou Sayad1, Mir Davood Omrani1, Abolfazl Movafagh1, Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian3, Mozhde Taheri4 and  Mehrdokht Mazdeh5*

1Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran ,Iran.
2Department of medical genetics, Tehran university of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3Department of Medical Lab. Sciences, School of Paramedicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
4Department of Education and Training,Hamedan,Iran
5Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mehrdokhtmazdeh@yahoo.com

Accepted 29 April, 2015

Abstract

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that Occurs predominantly in women 20 to 40 years old. People with MS reported the social stigma attached to suffering from the disease. Many of the caregivers thought that patients with MS did not accept the disease and felt that over-protection was of little help in coming to terms with the disease and should therefore be avoided. Several factors such as geographical, familial, genetic, and environmental factors also engaging elements of the immune system and childhood infections are involved in this disease. There is a disturbance in the sensory and motor, balance, vision, and sphincter systems in the patients, thus has a negative and devastating impact on health and social life. Several factors contribute to the resiliency of the patients that social support is one of them. The purpose of this study was to predict the resiliency of patients with multiple Sclerosis on the basis of social support. In this descriptive study, 108 patients with multiple sclerosis were selected from Hamadan Farshchian hospital. Data were collected through CD-RISC Resiliency questionnaire and wax Philips social support questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the SPSS version 16 software in two levels, descriptive statistics and regression. We found a significant and positive relationship between social support and resiliency (p<0.01, r= 0.449). 19% of Resiliency variance of the patients was due to social support But others components (family, friends and others support) either alone predicts a smaller share of the resiliency. MS influences QoL (quality of life) but to a greater extent in the physical than the psychological domain. The role of social support in QoL is generally positive but its protective function may be weakened when interacting with other factors. Social support of the patients seems necessary to increase patient resiliency.

Keywords: Resiliency, Social Support, Multiple Sclerosis.

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