Exploring Quality of Life in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Multidimensional Perspective


  • Radhwan H Ibrahim College of Nursing, Ninevah University, 85H2+VCM, Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6874-890X
  • Hanady Jabar Mahmood College of Nursing, University of Mosul, 41002 Mosul, Iraq




Background: This study aimed to investigate the quality of life (QoL) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) from Al Salm Teaching Hospitals in the city of Mosul. Methods: A sample of 500 MS patients was included in the study, and their QoL was assessed using validated measurement tools for physical, psychological, and social well-being. Descriptive statistics and correlation analyses were conducted to examine the relationships between different dimensions of QoL and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Results: The results indicated that MS patients reported moderate levels of physical, psychological, and social well-being. Specifically, physical well-being was characterized by moderate levels of physical functioning, bodily pain, and general health perception. Psychological well-being was moderate in terms of vitality, social functioning, and emotional role limitations. Social well-being was also at a moderate level, considering social functioning and the impact of physical health on social activities and relationships. However, anxiety and depression symptoms were prevalent and negatively affected all aspects of QoL.Conclusion: The findings highlight the complex nature of QoL in MS patients and the importance of addressing physical, psychological, and social well-being in their management. The results are consistent with previous research, emphasizing the universal challenges faced by MS patients. The study underscores the need for targeted interventions and comprehensive support systems to improve the QoL of MS patients.


Multiple Sclerosis, Quality of Life, Physical Well-Being, Psychological Well-Being


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Ibrahim, R. H. ., & Mahmood, H. J. . (2024). Exploring Quality of Life in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Multidimensional Perspective . The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 15(3), 99-105. https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2024.v15i03.012