Nursing Intervention for Empowering Quality of Life for Adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis: A quasi –experimental study

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Mona Ibrahim Mohamed
Nahed S. El-Naggar
Mohamed M. Fouad


Empowering, Quality life, Multiple Sclerosis, Adolescents


Background: Adolescents with multiple sclerosis report lower health-related quality of life as compared to general and other chronic disease populations. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of nursing intervention for adolescents with multiple sclerosis on empowering their quality of life.
Methods: 50 adolescents suffered from multiple sclerosis took part in the study. The study was A quasi –experimental design. Data was gathered in multiple sclerosis unit at Ain Shams University Hospital as purposive sample. Data was gathered on Structure interview questionnaire included demographic characteristics and adolescent's knowledge. Medical record and Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life for Adolescents (MSQOL)-54 (pre-post). Frequencies (f) of categories of dependent and independent variables were determined. The chi-squared test (χ2) and Cronbach's Alpha coefficient test were applied. The level of statistical significance was set at α=.05
Results: there was positive statistically significant correlation regarding total score level of knowledge of studied adolescents with multiple sclerosis disease and their total score level quality of life scores pre and post nursing intervention.
Conclusion: the majority of studied adolescents had unsatisfactory knowledge in pre nursing intervention meanwhile the most of them had satisfactory knowledge in post nursing intervention. In addition, more than three quarters of studied adolescents had best level score for quality-of-life post nursing intervention compared with the minority pre intervention. Recommendation: It is recommended to provide continuous education training program for adolescents with multiple sclerosis disease.

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