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Living with Multiple Sclerosis: an exploratory study of some psychological and demographic aspects

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Staden, Frederik Johannes en
dc.contributor.author Henderson, Hester-Louise en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:03:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:03:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:03:07Z
dc.date.submitted 2005-06-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2396
dc.description.abstract The study explored the nature of the involvement of certain demographic (gender, age and education), cognitive (specifically executive functions) and psychological factors (personality changes and other psychosocial issues) in the disease process in a group of MS patients. A sample of 20 adults (8 male and 12 female) with a mean age of 47,65 years was employed. The assessments procedure entailed a set of neuropsychological measures, a 16 PF questionnaire and a semi-structured interview (with a significant other) from which certain qualitative themes were extracted. The MS sufferers showed deficiencies on measures of executive function, a 16 PF profile in accordance with that of individuals with physical illness and the qualitative themes revolved around issues such as mood, independence, work-status, self-confidence and cognitive difficulties. The data resulting from these assessments supported one another and served to enrich our knowledge regarding the life world of the person with MS. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (141 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject no keywords available en
dc.subject.ddc 616.83409
dc.subject.lcsh Multiple sclerosis -- Patients
dc.subject.lcsh Multiple sclerosis -- Psychological aspects
dc.title Living with Multiple Sclerosis: an exploratory study of some psychological and demographic aspects en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree MSc. (Psychology) en

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