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Mirhosseini S, Mohammadi A, Rezaei M, Mirbagher Ajorpaz N. The Effect of Benson Relaxation Technique on the Fatigue Severity of Patients With MS. JCCNC. 2019; 5 (3) :175-182
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1- Trauma Nursing Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.
2- Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.
3- Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Autoimmune Diseases Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran. , salam_20012003@yahoo.co.uk
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Background: Fatigue is a frequent symptom in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that can interfere with the daily functioning of the patient. The present study aimed to determine the effect of the Benson relaxation technique on the fatigue severity of MS patients.
Methods: This was a clinical trial study. A total of 60 MS patients with <5 degrees of disability were enrolled and randomly assigned into two groups (n=30 per group). The intervention group performed the Benson relaxation technique twice daily, and for 20 minutes during one month. No intervention was provided to the control group. Before and after the study, the fatigue questionnaire was completed by the patients, and the two groups were compared. The obtained data were analyzed in SPSS using the Chi-squared test, Independent Samples t-test, and Paired Samples t-test.
Results: Benson relaxation exercises significantly reduced the average fatigue severity of patients with MS (P≤0.05).
Conclusion: Benson relaxation technique can be used as a cost-benefit, safe, and ordinary complementary therapy to reduce fatigue in patients with MS.
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• Fatigue is among the most frequent symptoms associated with MS.
• The relaxation technique is a method of mental relaxation to managing stress, decreasing anxiety, and promoting physical discomfort.
• Benson relaxation exercises significantly reduced the average fatigue severity of patients with MS. 
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The current study assessed the effect of Benson relaxation techniques on the fatigue of patients with MS in a hospital in Kashan City, Iran. MS complications affect all aspects of the individual's life and disrupt the normal course of family life due to its debilitating nature. Fatigue is among the most common symptoms associated with MS. Fatigue management, and general health promotion includes pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions. Benson relaxation technique can be used as a low-cost, safe, and ordinary complementary therapy to reduce fatigue in patients with MS.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/01/3 | Accepted: 2019/06/7 | Published: 2019/08/1

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