Quality of Life Among Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Terms of Mental Health

  •  Dima Ibrahim Abu Maloh    
  •  Hazem Nouri AlNahar    
  •  Haya Ibrahim Abu Maloh    


This study aimed to identify the mental health quality of life among patients with multiple sclerosis in Jordan. Thus, a descriptive quantitative design was used on a total of (N=100) Multiple Sclerosis patients that were randomly selected by using convenience sampling from the Health Insurance Center in the capital Amman, Jordan. Outcome measurement tools were the demographic data form and the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54 (MSQOL-54) Scale. The demographic data form consisted of questions about: age in years, gender, stage of multiple scleroses, and physical activities. The Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54 (MSQOL-54) consisted of two domains the physical health composite and the mental health composite. In this study the mental health composite were used by the participants. The results revealed that the QOL- Mental Health Composite among patients with multiple sclerosis was 33.9 + 33.6. Moreover, there was no significant difference in score for male and females p=.874. In addition, there was no significant difference in QOL mental health scores for the age groups p=.165. Finally, there was a significant difference in scores for participants and non-participants in physical activity p=.000. Accordingly, this research concluded that Multiple sclerosis patients’ have a low quality of life in terms of mental health. In addition, practicing physical activities have a positive effect on the quality of mental health among multiple sclerosis patients.

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