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Moeeni F, Sepehrnia N, Karbasi T, Taheri E, Saghafi Khadem S, Nazemi M. Effectiveness of Motivational Interview on Improving Physical and Mental Health in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health. 2021; 15 (4) :1-10
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1- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medical, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Medical Sciences Branch of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Clinical Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
4- Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Ps.ehsantaheri72@gmail.com
5- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
6- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Birjand Branch, South Khorasan, Iran
Abstract:   (578 Views)
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory, debilitating and progressive disease that has wide physical and psychological dimensions. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of motivational interview on improving the physical and mental health of this disease.
Methods and Materials: For this purpose, 24 patients with MS referred to Ghaem and Imam Reza (AS) hospitals in Mashhad were selected voluntarily and they divided into experimental and control groups randomly (12 patients in each group). The experimental group received group motivational interview in 5 sessions and the control group did not receive any intervention. Dependent variables were measured in pre-test and post-test. The quality of life scale of MS patients was used to measure the variable.
Results: Data analysis using multivariate analysis of covariance showed that by controlling the effects of pre-test, group motivational interview had a significant effect on improving the physical and mental health of the disease.
Discussion and Conclusion: The present study shows that group motivational interview based on principles such as empathy and support the personal effectiveness of clients improve the physical and psychological symptoms of MS.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: full articles
Received: 2021/04/19 | Accepted: 2021/05/20 | Published: 2021/03/20

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