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Promoting wellness for women with multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14964606&dopt=Abstract

J Neurosci Nurs. 1999 Apr;31(2):73-9
Stuifbergen A, Becker H, Rogers S, Timmerman G, Kullberg V.
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, 78701, USA.

There is increasing interest in wellness programs among health care providers and consumers.

A unique intervention program was developed to promote wellness for women with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Key processes include: provision of accurate knowledge that is specific to health promotion within the context of MS; enhancement of self-efficacy for health behaviors and individualized goal setting and monitoring.

Participants have reported positive changes as a result of this two-phase (knowledge/skill building classes and telephone follow-up) intervention.