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Volume 21, Issue 4 (1-2024)                   RBS 2024, 21(4): 707-718 | Back to browse issues page

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Harooni Jamalooei Y, Esmaili M, Abedi A, Najafi M R. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Treatment Based on Lived Experiences of Social Stigma on the Mental Toughness of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. RBS 2024; 21 (4) :707-718
URL: http://rbs.mui.ac.ir/article-1-1537-en.html
1- PhD student of psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. , m.esmaili@edu.ui.ac.ir
3- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
4- Professor, Department of Neurologist, Neurologist Research Center. Faculty of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Abstract:   (769 Views)
Aim and Background: Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. This disease is one of the most common neurological diseases in humans and is the most debilitating disease of young people. In this regard, the aim of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment based on lived experiences of social stigma on the Mental Toughness of multiple sclerosis patients in Isfahan city.
Methods and Materials: The research method was a pre-test and post-test with a control group and a one-month follow-up. The statistical population of the research was all patients with multiple sclerosis who referred to the neurologist's office in Isfahan city in 2019. The society was informed that 30 patients with MS were selected by available sampling and randomly divided into two treatment groups based on lived experiences of social stigma and the control group (15 people in each group). The subjects underwent 8 weekly 90-minute sessions. The treatment was based on the lived experiences of social stigma and the control group did not receive any treatment. The data in this research was collected by the mental toughness questionnaire (MTQ48) (Clough et al., 2007) in three stages: pre-test, post-test and follow-up and were analyzed using variance analysis with repeated measurements in SPSS software version 22.
Findings: The results of mixed variance analysis with repeated measurements showed that the treatment based on the lived experiences of social stigma has created a Pnificant difference in the inter-group stage (P<0/05).
Findings: The results of mixed variance analysis with repeated measurement showed that the treatment based on the lived experiences of social stigma has created a Pnificant difference in the post-test stage compared to the follow-up and the pre-test (P<0/05).
Conclusion: Treatment based on lived experiences of social stigma has increased mental toughness in people with multiple sclerosis. Therefore, these results are recommended for clinical experts and health care workers
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2023/06/7 | Accepted: 2024/03/7 | Published: 2024/01/30

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