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Kent State & Oak Clinic for MS Seeking Research Volunteers

May 8, 2014

Researchers at Kent State University in collaboration with the Oak Clinic for MS are studying psychological adjustment during MS. Individuals who participate will be asked to do a number of different things over the course of 12 months. These include completing questionnaires and tasks on the computer involving reading, labeling, organizing and holding information. Participation may also include responding to questions in two interviews. During these interviews cardiovascular responses (heart rate, skin conductance and respiration) may be recorded as well as video and audio taped.

To participate, you must have had MS for at least three months but not more than five years. Volunteers must be over 18 but under 45 years of age. Study procedures take place either at the Oak Clinic in Uniontown, OH or at Kent State University in Kent, OH.

Participants are compensated up to $220 for their efforts.  For more information, please email esrlab@gmail.com or call 330-672-2184.

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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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