Volume 19, Number 3 (Jul-Aug 2011 2011)                   JSSU 2011, 19(3): 420-428 | Back to browse issues page


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Rashvand F, Moshtagh Eshgh Z, Farvid M, Abtahi M, Amiri Z, Madani H. Effects of Dietary Pattern on Day to Day Activities in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. JSSU. 2011; 19 (3) :420-428
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1580-en.html

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Introduction: Multiple Sclerosis Disease is the most common neurological demyelinization disorder in young adults that leads to their disability. Because of the side effects of treatment drugs, it seems that another method should be used. Correct nutrition is one of these methods. The aim of this research was to determine the effects of nutrition on activity of daily living in MS patients referring to the Iranian MS society in 2010. Methods: In this quasi- experimental study (before and after investigation), 40 MS patients were selected on basis of purposive and accessible sampling method. The data was collected via questionnaires. The intervention comprised of correct nutrition algorithm education for 12 weeks. All questionnaires were filled before and after the intervention by subjects and then pre/post intervention data was analyzed with SPSS 16 software. Statistical tests included Student paired and T tests. Results: The statistical analysis showed that there was a significant difference between mean score of ability of activity of daily living of MS patients before and after intervention(P<0.001), thus confirming the hypothesis of the study. Conclusion: According to results, it is recommended that nutrition pattern (simple, cheap without side effects and noninvasive procedure) should be used to improve the levels of activity of daily living in MS patients.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2011/08/10

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