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Promotion of Self-Transcendence in a Multiple Sclerosis Peer Support Groups
Maryam Jadid-Milani, Tahereh Ashktorab , Zhila Abed-Saeedi, Hamid Alavi-Majd
, t_ashktorab@sbmu.ac.ir
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Background : Self-transcendence can organize the challenges of multiple sclerosis patients to achieve and maintain a constant state of well-being and sense of integrity in the disease process. As a research based on self-transcendence didn't done in Iran, the present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of peer groups on promoting self-transcendence level in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.
Materials and Methods : This study is a before and after quasi-experimental study that was conducted on 33 patients with confirmed MS participated in three peer support groups: 10 men in male group, 11 women in female group and 12 men and women in mixed group. Eight weekly sessions and each session was 2 hours were held. Data collection tool was Self-Transcendence Scale (STS) with 15 item and Cronbach's coefficient was 0.68 that after modifying, it increased to 0.81. Patients completed self administered questionnaires pre- and post of sessions.
Results : Results showed that peer support groups promote the self-transcendence (p=0.001) with increases in mean self-transcendence scores in all 3 groups (men group: 0.008, women group 0.005 and mixed group: 0.003). Comparing scores before and after intervention demonstrated that self-transcendence increased equally in all groups.
Conclusion : The results showed an improving in self-transcendence in peer support group participants at the end of the intervention. The results can be used in areas of nursing education and management. It is proposed that the self-transcendence assessment to be done in other chronic disease in order to evaluate its efficiency.
Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Support group, Self-transcendence
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
* Corresponding Author Address: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Jadid-Milani M, Ashktorab T, Abed-Saeedi Z, Alavi-Majd H. Promotion of Self-Transcendence in a Multiple Sclerosis Peer Support Groups. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (5) :73-78
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