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Researchers funded by the National MS Society Investigate What Stops People with MS from Living their Best Lives

July 30, 2015

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University who are being funded by the National MS Society surveyed over 300 people with MS to find out what prevents them from getting involved in their favorite activities. They found that fatigue, along with cognitive and walking problems, interact with potential impediments such as inadequate social support or transportation problems to reduce people’s confidence in managing symptoms and engaging in fun activities. The team is now testing an approach they hope will boost confidence and help people with MS engage in activities they enjoy.

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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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