Spouse with Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Family

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Spouse with Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Family
Introduction
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive chronic neurological condition which results in functional disability but its severity and progression are variable (
Liedstrom
&
Isaksson
, 2008). The disease may be marked by severe fatigue, gait disorder and spasticity, depression and incontinence so that extreme stress may be created for the family (
Buhse
, 2008). All family members as well as the patient are impacted by the stress caused by multiple sclerosis and the perceived need to provide support. However, the spouse is affected the most because of a changed relationship and changed roles. The disease normally begins in early adulthood in patients aged 20-40 years of age...
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