Objectives: Multiple Sclerosis [MS] is the most prevalent central nervous system diseases that due to chronicity, frequent recurrence, uncertainty about progression, and disability, can lead
various distresses as well as demoralization. Rehabilitation method based on Cognitive-Existential therapy is an integrated approach to decreasing demoralization syndrome in these patients. This study aimed to exploring effectiveness of rehabilitation method based on Cognitive-Existential approach on decreasing demoralization syndrome in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Methods: Single subject design was used in this study. Among women who had referred to Tehran MS Association, 3 women [aged between 20-40] were selected through purposeful sampling and separately participated in 10 sessions [90 minutes] . Participants were assessed during 7 phases of intervention [2 baselines, 3 measurements during intervention, 2 follow-up] through Demoralization Syndrome Scale and Cognitive Distortion scale. Data were analyzed by calculating process variation index and visual analysis.
Results: Comparing patients with MS scores on the diagram during 7 time measurement and calculating recovery percentage, represent decreasing in demoralization syndrome score scale.
Nasim Pakniya ,Bahman Bahmani ,Asghar Dadkhah ,Mojtaba Azimian ,Maedeh Naghiyaee ,Rahele Masudi Sani ,
Effectiveness of Cognitive Existential Approach on Decreasing Demoralization in Women with Multiple Sclerosis,
Iran. Rehabil. J. 2015;
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