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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(6), 500-506
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-18
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Comparative Study for Pattern of Social Support among Systemic Lupus Erythematous Patients' at Out-patient Clinics, Assiut University Hospital

Shimaa Elwardany Aly1, , Fayza Mohammed Mohammed1, Asmaa Sayed Abd-Almageed2 and Ghada Hassan Ahmed3

1Lecture of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt

2Lecture of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt

3Lecture of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt

Pub. Date: October 31, 2018

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Shimaa Elwardany Aly, Fayza Mohammed Mohammed, Asmaa Sayed Abd-Almageed and Ghada Hassan Ahmed. Comparative Study for Pattern of Social Support among Systemic Lupus Erythematous Patients' at Out-patient Clinics, Assiut University Hospital. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(6):500-506. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-18


People with Systemic Lupus Erythematous need for social support more than others due to Systemic Lupus Erythematous' often caused severe and unpredictable symptoms; also can be affected multiple system. The study aimed to determine the pattern of Social support among Systemic Lupus Erythematous patients; also to identify the risk factors among Systemic Lupus Erythematous patients at out-patient clinics, Assiut university hospital. Patients and methods: The study was conducted in Rheumatology clinic at Assiut university hospital. The total sample size was (104); total coverage technique used in this study. Tools: Two tools were used, first tool: A structured interview questionnaire sheet which included two parts; demographic data and questions regarding risk factors and the second tool; it included Social Support Assessment scale. Results: more than half (55.8%) of patients had high level of social support after disease compared to 39.4% of them had moderate and high level of social support before disease also, Sunlight exposure was the most risk factors among Systemic Lupus Erythematous patients. Conclusion: there was statistically significant differences between total score of social support before and after disease (P value=0.001*). Recommendation: Health education about rheumatologic services for community to early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

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