Volunteer for a research study on multiple sclerosis in your area. Many studies are specifically looking for people NOT living with MS, so it's the perfect opportunity for your friend or loved one to help!
Do you have MS? Would you like to engage in cognitive training? Researchers at UMKC and KUMC are looking for you!
This study focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of cognitive training in people who have MS. It is hoped that this research will help us better understand how the brain responds to training.
- Two separate 1-2 hour appointments: one prior to beginning the cognitive training program, and one after the training is complete.
- Completion of a computer-based cognitive training program at home.
Interested individuals must meet these criteria:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 60 at the time of enrollment
- Have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (any subtype) by a neurologist
- Have access to a computer at home with broadband internet access (cable modem or DSL)
- Feel comfortable using a computer and computer mouse
In addition to receiving the cognitive training program, you will be paid $25 for each completed study appointment, for a total of $50. Study appointments can be scheduled at The University of Missouri-Kansas City, The University of Kansas Medical Center, or your home, depending on availability and your preferences.
If you are interested in participating in this study and meet the above criteria, please contact:
Laura Hancock, M.A.
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Phone: 816-235-5428, ext 5
Treating Spasticity Associated with MS
An investigational medication based upon a longer-acting form of a currently marketed oral treatment for MS will be evaluated for the treatment of spasticity associated with the disease. Medical assessments, study medication, and laboratory testing are provided. Qualified participants:
Have spasticity related to multiple sclerosis
Are currently taking Baclofen, 3 times a day
Are at least 18 years or older
For participation information, please contact Laurie at 913-894-1500 x166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Female MS Volunteers Needed for Research Study
The University of Kansas is looking for women with relapsing-remitting MS for a 24 -month study to see if there are less relapses with the treatment of Copaxone injections plus oral estriol as compared to the treatment of Copaxone injections plus oral placebo. We are looking for:
- Women 18-50 years old
- Diagnosed with definite RRMS
- Able to walk without any aids such as cane or walker
- Had at least one relapse within the last 2 years
You are not eligible for the study if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, smoke, or have other serious medical conditions. Those treated in the past with Copaxone, Avonex, Rebif or Betaseron will NOT BE EXCLUDED.
This study is being conducted by Sharon Lynch, M.D., Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Kansas. If you are interested, call Kelly Dickerson, the study coordinator, at (913)588-0080 or email email@example.com for further information.
Friends and Loved Ones Needed to Study Cognitive Effects of MS
Dr. Sharon Lynch and her research team at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) are conducting a study examining changes in thinking and memory associated with MS. They are now recruiting healthy individuals (with no history of neurological illness) to serve as a comparison group.
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- are 30-60 years of age
- have no history of neurological illness (e.g., multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.)
- have completed at least a high school education
- have “normal” vision (i.e., vision corrected to at least 20/50 and four color vision)
- are willing and able to give informed consent
Participation in the study takes approximately 40 - 45 minutes and involves filling out brief questionnaires and completing a series of computerized tasks - these activities can be completed either at KUMC or at a location that is convenient for you.
If you are interested in learning more about the study or would be willing to participate, please contact:
Angie Bodling, M.A.
Studying factors that may lead to promoting health and wellness
An investigator is seeking to recruit 200 adults with MS to respond to an online survey about health actions, disease activity, quality of life and life satisfaction. Chung-Yi Chiu, a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wants to understand the factors that contribute to health promotion in people with MS to help plan effective and efficient interventions that can improve health and wellness in this group.
Participation is voluntary, information gathered is anonymous and it will be kept confidential. The survey will take an estimated 30-45 minutes to complete.
The survey is available online at http://mshealthsurvey.blogspot.com/. For questions and comments, contact Dr. Chiu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Hidden" Disabilities in College Students with MS
To tell or not to tell is a question faced by everyone with MS. Researchers at the University of Southern Maine are seeking to recruit 200 college students nationwide who identify themselves as having a "hidden disability" -- a disability that is not always seen or perceived by others. Participants will complete a survey that includes questions about demographic information, as well as questions about their experiences with disclosing their hidden disabilities in an educational setting, and the various supports from their educational environment that have helped them.
To participate, please email email@example.com, and the survey will be sent to you.
Are Clinical Trials Right for You? Research on MS is progressing at a remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline than at any other time in history. Learn how to get involved with Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Research and Clinical Trials, available on DVD. Or log onto our website at www.MSmidamerica.org and look under Programs and Services/Learn About MS.