Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Top 10 Needs of People With Multiple Sclerosis and Their Significant Others


Top 10 Needs of People With Multiple Sclerosis and Their Significant Others

Posted 03/08/2007

From The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing


Abstract Intoduction

The purpose of this study was to identify the needs of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their significant others. A quantitative questionnaire, developed from focus groups and consisting of 75 needs statements, was administered to 353 MS patients and 240 significant others. Analysis produced rankings of the 10 most important needs of both groups. Rankings by the MS patients and significant others were similar. Three themes emerged. Psychosocial and other personal needs (relationship with physicians, the MS healthcare team, family, and friends) were ranked with high frequency. Information needs (information regarding MS or available support) and financial security were also ranked as important. The data validate the importance of interdisciplinary care for the MS population.

And this is mine....

Top 10 needs for me with ms and my significant other.

1. To have the support of my family and friends.

2. To know that my doctors are interested in me. To help me get better.

3. To be reassured and encouraged to maintain my positive out look in life.

4. To maintain control in my life.

5. To know that I've been heard.

6. To feel productive in my life.

7. For others to know that I'm still "me."

8. To be understood.

9. To recieve all of the information I can, and to learn as much as I can about ms.

10.To have financial security to do all I would love/like to do to make my life with ms better


queeniemart said...

you will always have me here if you need me. LOVE, lisa jo

my78novata said...

show this to your family

kamdghwmw said...

You still have us! LOL so write away and we will be here for you.

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motoxmom72 said...

{{{{{{{{{{LISA}}}}}}}}}}  I am here for you.  No matter what.  Unconditional love from a friend.  My shoulder is your shoulder.  Any time.
Love ya,

dca721 said...

Hi Lisa,
I haven't been online much lately and am catching up with alerts.
I do think about you often.
You my dear have such a positive outlook, I admire you.
Hope you have a nice weekend and get some rest.