Effectiveness of Brief Solution-focused Group Therapy on Quality of Life and Self-efficacy of Multiple Sclerosis Women

Document Type : Original Article



Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is considered as a chronic, autoimmune disease that its divers physical and psychological symptoms and drawbacks may decrease the patients’ life satisfaction. The aim of current study was to determine the efficacy of a group Brief Solution-focused Therapy (BSFT) on patients' quality of life and self-efficacy of MS women.
Method: The present research apllied a semi- experimental design with pre-post-test with 2 months follow-up period. Population of the study include all female MS patients referred to MS Association of Tehran. Firstly, 64 available patients completed Quality of Life and Self-Efficacy Questionnaires. Then, 22 patients with minimum self-efficacy scores were selected and randomly allocated to control and experimental groups.
Results: The results of a Multivariate Analysis of Covariance indicated that the BFS group therapy increased patients ' quality of life and self-efficacy mean sores in post-test stage. In the 2 months follow up period the efficacy means was still stable .
Conclusion: The Brief Solution-focused Therapy, could increase the MS patients' quality of lifves and self-efficacy due to emphasis on the role of private-speech and the transfer of successful past experiences to the present.


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