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Monday May 11 2015 09:44 AM

SURVEY CLOSED on Thursday, 16th July 2015

New online survey study 

Do you have Multiple Sclerosis? Are you aged over 18 years? Are you interested in helping us to examine the factors that are associated with physical activity levels among people with MS?

MS researchers at the University of Limerick (UL), in collaboration with colleagues in the United States and MS Ireland are launching a new research study. 

Aim of study

The aim of this study is to look closely at the various factors that are associated with different levels of physical activity and exercise among people with MS. This information, in turn will be used to develop new improved exercise programmes for people with MS.

We will also use this information to write a report on physical activity levels among people with MS in Ireland- this report will be the first of its nature in Ireland and will be publically available through MS Ireland channels. 

Who can participate?

We are inviting people with MS, over 18 years old, who of all levels of physical activity to take part. So you do not have to be a physically active person to take part. Also, there are no restrictions in terms of mobility- whether you walk independently, or with a stick or frame or you use a wheelchair for mobility. So you do not have to be able to walk to take part in this study. 

What do I have to do?

If you chose to take part, you will be asked to complete an online survey. Completion of this survey will take about 30 minutes. Also, after 6 months the same survey will be made available to you and you will be asked you to complete it again. In this way we will be able to track your physical activity level over time, in addition to other important details, such as mood, your confidence about exercising, how you plan your exercise sessions and set exercise goals for yourself. This study is currently underway and we are looking for people to take part. 

Get in touch

For more information please contact Dr. Sara Hayes
Call 061-234861or email sara.hayes@ul.ie

Author: University of Limerick (UL)

Tags: multiplesclerosis, ms, exercise, programme, physical, activity

Comments

Fiona

Monday July 06 2015 19:45

I would like to take part in this research, I was talking to someone in Limerick a few months ago and left my details but never heard back! Maybe this time?

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