The Effectiveness of Communication Skills Training on Self-Efficacy and Emotional-Social Adjustment in Women with MS

Authors

  • Soodabeh Bassak Nejad1, Akram Kaviani Broujeni2, Mahnaz Mehrabi Zadeh Honarmand3, Nastaran Majdi Nasab4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1120

Keywords:

Communication Skills Training, Self-efficacy, Adjustment, MS Patients

Abstract

Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of communication skills training on the
self-efficacy and emotional-social adjustment in the women with MS in Ahvaz.
Methodology: This is an experimental study conducted with pretest-posttest design and a control group. The
statistical population included the women with MS who referred to the MS Association of Ahvaz. 30 patients
with a low score on self-efficacy scale were selected and they were randomly assigned into experimental/
case and control groups. The Multiple Sclerosis Self-efficacy Scaleand Bell Emotional Adjustment Inventory
were used to collect the data. MANCOVA was used in order to analyze the data.
Results: The results revealed that communication skills training can enhance the self-efficacy of the MS
patients and improve their adjustment level (0.001).
Conclusion: Training of communication skills can enhance the self-efficacy by improving the patients’
social communication and the level of their communication with the daily external environment.

Author Biography

Soodabeh Bassak Nejad1, Akram Kaviani Broujeni2, Mahnaz Mehrabi Zadeh Honarmand3, Nastaran Majdi Nasab4

1Associate Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences, 2Master of Clinical Psychology, 3Professor of
Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, 4Associate Professor, Faculty
of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Published

2020-05-22

How to Cite

Soodabeh Bassak Nejad1, Akram Kaviani Broujeni2, Mahnaz Mehrabi Zadeh Honarmand3, Nastaran Majdi Nasab4. (2020). The Effectiveness of Communication Skills Training on Self-Efficacy and Emotional-Social Adjustment in Women with MS. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 303-308. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1120

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