2006, Cilt 13, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 057-063
Multiple Sclerosis and Patient Education
Arş. Gör. Yeliz AKKUŞ, Öğr.Gör.Dr. Sevgisun KAPUCU
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı
Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, nursing, education, rehabilitation

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that can cause serious problems in young people and can affect quality of life negatively. Educating and counseling the patients is important in the controlling process of the disease as well as medical treatment. Nurses, who are responsible for the physical, cognitive and psychologıcal well-being of patients, can help them to increase their life standarts by giving educational and counselling services. In this context, the problems of MS patients, also the educational and counselling topics which can guide to the patients and caregivers about the problems they come face to face are mentioned in this article.