Husbands and Wives Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Nancy Fleming Courts; Amanda N. Newton; Linda J. McNeal

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J Neurosci Nurs. 2005;37(1):20-27. 

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With a diagnosis of MS, both patients and their partners are affected. A longitudinal, experimental intervention study for patients and their partners is needed to help them deal with the challenges of MS, maintain healthy lifestyles, incorporate appropriate changes, and maintain a good quality of life. A nurse, coach, or advocate is needed to help couples identify their needs and values and create a plan of action to achieve their goals within the parameters of the disease. Listening to patients and families does take time, but the outcomes of being heard can change the illness experience.

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