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University of Illinois Recruiting Participants for a Nationwide Study

June 26, 2014

Physical Activity and Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are interested in understanding how and why people with MS participate in physical activity. They are recruiting participants nationwide. Participants will complete a package of surveys and wear a pedometer device three times over a 12-month period, and the materials will be delivered and returned through pre-paid postal service. The detailed inclusion criteria are:

[1] 18-64 years old.
[2] Definite diagnosis of RRMS.
[3] Independently ambulatory or ambulatory with single point assistance (i.e. one cane).
[4] Relapse free in the past 30 days.
[5] Willing to complete the assessment packet and wear the pedometer device three times over 12 months.
[6] Stable course of disease-modifying therapy over the previous 6-month period.

Interested participants should contact us using a toll free 800-phone number 844-800-9972 (the local number is 217-300-2800) or email to
If you have any questions, please contact Chung-Yi Chiu, PhD., at 217-244-6435 or

Click HERE for more Surveys and Other Research Studies.


About the Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Michigan Chapter serves nearly 18,000 people with MS. These individuals and their families are serviced through a regional structure. The Chapter's five regions offer an extensive service portfolio coordinated by a dedicated staff and thousands of volunteers across the state of Michigan.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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