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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2018, 15(12): 911-920 Back to browse issues page
THE EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION TECHNIQUE ON THE QUALITY OF SLEEP AND FATIGUE IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Fatemeh Zargarani 1 , Mohammad-Zaman Kamkar 2, Alireza Maghsoudlou 1
1- Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
2- Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran (Corresponding Author) , kamkar72@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Fatigue and sleep problems are experienced by most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that can interfere with a patient's daily functioning. Complementary therapies are widely used by multiple sclerosis patients and Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique (PMRT (is a form of complementary therapies. This research was conducted to investigate to identify the effects of applying Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique on of fatigue and sleep problems patients with multiple Sclerosis.
Materials & Methods: This is a study –experimental study on 50 patients with MS. Samples selected through convenience sampling method, and were allocated to intervention (7 weeks usual care and relaxation) and control (usual care only) groups randomly. Means of data collection included: demographic Information Questionnaire, Fatigue Severity Scale was used for measuring fatigue, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used for evaluating the sleep quality. Percentage, one way ANOVA, paired sample t-test and independent sample t test were used in the assessment of data.
Results: Independent t-test showed a significant difference (p<0.023) between the mean and standard deviation of fatigue score in control (5.06±0.31) and case (4.05±0.39) groups. The average sleep quality score in control and case group after the study was 12.04±0.91 and 6±0.62 respectively (P<0.001)
Conclusion: This study supports the effect of PMRT on fatigue and sleep quality in patients with MS, and it is recommended that further studies be conducted on this subject in the future.
 
Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, PMRT, Fatigue, sleep quality
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zargarani F, Kamkar M, Maghsoudlou A. THE EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION TECHNIQUE ON THE QUALITY OF SLEEP AND FATIGUE IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2018; 15 (12) :911-920
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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