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Research Study: Caregivers of Spouses/Partners with MS Study


Caregivers of Spouses/Partners with MS Study

Recruitment Period:
January 3, 2012 – December 1, 2014  

Location of Study/Trial:
University at Albany, SUNY in Albany, NY.   Participants can reside anywhere in the U.S. and can take the survey on the internet or over the phone.   

Spouses or romantic partners of individuals with MS.  To participate we ask that you are at least 18 years old and you do not receive direct payment for the care you provide.  You do not have to think of yourself as a caregiver.  You just need to be the partner of someone with MS.    

Principal Investigator:
Alison Rivers, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Graduate Student, University at Albany, SUNY.  Faculty Advisor: Elana Gordis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, University at Albany, SUNY. 

University at Albany, SUNY  

Description of Study/Trial:
Researchers at the University at Albany, SUNY are recruiting anyone who is the spouse/romantic partner of someone with MS to learn more about these special caregivers. Spouses/partners of someone with MS who provide any care, and can take a brief, anonymous survey are eligible. The survey will take about 40 minutes to complete. Participants can enter to win a prize. Participation may ultimately help to explain how MS affects couples and lead to improved support for spousal/partner caregivers.  

Click here to take the survey online.

Call 518-442-4684 or e-mail with any questions or to take the survey over the telephone.

Contact information

Alison Rivers


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