The Effectiveness of Lazarus Multimodal Therapy on Enhancing General Health in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis



Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Lazarus multimodal therapy on enhancing health indices in individuals with multiple sclerosis.
Method: The statistical society was all the patients with MS in Qazvin. A number of the patients conveniently were selected. Then using of GHQ questionnaire and clinical interview based on DSM4, 40 males and females were selected and finally assigned in two groups randomly (20 in experimental group and 20 in control group). From 20 patients of experimental group, 16 patients completed the treatment. Lazarus multimodal therapy was administered to the experimental group in twelve 90 minutes sessions during 3 months period. All subjects completed GHQ questionnaire before and after intervention and in follow-up period after 1 month.
Results: The results of MANCOVA test showed that Lazarus multimodal therapy have significant effect on general health. The results of ANCOVA test also showed that Lazarus multimodal therapy significantly have decreased depression, anxiety, and social dysfunction but haven’t had significant effect on physical symptoms. These results remained in follow-up period.
Conclusion: Lazarus multimodal therapy can enhance health indices in patients with multiple sclerosis.