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Effect of Peer Support Groups on promotion of Physical Health Status in Multiple Sclerosis: Testing Reed’s Self-Transcendence Theory
Jadid Milani M, Ashktorab T , Abed Saeedi J, Alavi Majd H
, t_ashktorab@sbmu.ac.ir
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Introduction: The Theory of Self-Transcendence proposes that individuals who face human vulnerability or mortality obtain an increased capacity for self- transcendence and its positive influence on well-being. The aim of current study was to determine the effect of Peer Support Groups on promotion of Physical Health Status in Multiple Sclerosis by Testing Reed’s Self-Transcendence Theory. Methods and Materials:This study is a before and after quasi-experimental method based on self-transcendence theory that was conducted on 33 patients with confirmed MS participated in 3 peer support groups. Eight weekly 2 hours sessions were held. Data collection tools was Physical aspect of ‘ Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Inventory’ with 78 item and Cronbach's coefficient was 0.93, ‘Self-Transcendence Scale’ (STS) with 15 item and Cronbach's coefficient was 0.68 that after modifying, it increased to 0.81. Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) with 75 items and Cronbach's coefficient was 0.80. Patients completed tools pre- and post of sessions. Data analyzed by SPSS (v.18). Findings: Illness perception can predict self-transcendence and physical health with 0.7207 effects. Also, self-transcendence can predict physical health with 0.43 effects. New finding was a direct relation between illness perception and physical health (p=0.001) that was not mentioned in Reed's Theory. Conclusions: Based on the results, this theory can be used in research and educational management in nursing and nursing management to improve the physical health of MS patients.
Keywords: Self-transcendence, Peer support group, Multiple Sclerosis, Physical health, Illness perception
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: health services management
Received: 2012/05/23 | Published: 2012/01/15
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Jadid Milani M, Ashktorab T, Abed Saeedi J, Alavi Majd H. Effect of Peer Support Groups on promotion of Physical Health Status in Multiple Sclerosis: Testing Reed’s Self-Transcendence Theory. JHPM. 2012; 1 (1) :34-45
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