Journal article

On the path together: Experiences of partners of people with multiple sclerosis of the impact of lifestyle modification on their relationship

Sandra L Neate, Keryn L Taylor, George A Jelinek, Alysha M De Livera, Steve Simpson, William Bevens, Tracey J Weiland

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a major impact on the relationship of couples living with the illness. Although some positives of dealing with MS as a couple have been identified, MS has been associated with higher rates of relationship breakdown and worse Quality of Life (QOL) for both people in the relationship, especially if the person with MS experiences a decline in mental or physical health or develops disability. Modification of lifestyle-related risk factors has been associated with improved outcomes for people with MS, including physical and mental health-related QOL, and these improved outcomes may lead to improved experiences for their partners. We aimed to explore the perspectives an..

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