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Department of Physiotherapy, Iranian Center of Excellence for Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , noorizadeh.sh@iums.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: This study aimed to identify the experiences of women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) about urinary dysfunctions consequences.
Methods: This qualitative study with the content analysis approach included 10 women with MS (age range: 29 to 59 years), who were recruited using a purposive sampling method with maximum variation. Through semi-structured in-depth interviews, the participants explained their experiences of urinary dysfunctions consequences. The obtained data were analyzed based on the content analysis method of Graneheim and Lundman.
Results: The content analysis revealed three key themes: Physical consequences, psycho-emotional consequences, and economic consequences.
Conclusion: Urinary dysfunctions cause widespread physical, psychological, and economic problems for women with MS. Therefore, treatment staff should address the MS patient’s concerns caused by urinary dysfunctions, in a non-threatening atmosphere, and help them to fearlessly manage their urinary problems.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiotherapy
Received: 2020/09/21 | Accepted: 2020/11/12 | Published: 2020/12/1