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Clinical Trial: Coping and Adjusting to Living with MS (CALMS) Study

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Type of MS: PPMS|PRMS|RRMS|SPMS
Treatment mode of action: To improve coping
Number of Subjects: 225
Medication: Telephone-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Location: Alabama|Alaska|Arizona|Arkansas|California|Colorado|Connecticut|Delaware|District of Columbia|Florida|Georgia|Hawaii|Idaho|Illinois|Indiana|Iowa|Kansas|Kentucky|Louisiana|Maine|Maryland|Massachusetts|Michigan|Minnesota|Mississippi|Missouri|Montana|Nebraska|Nevada|New Hampshire|New Jersey|New Mexico|New York|North Carolina|North Dakota|Ohio|Oklahoma|Oregon|Pennsylvania|Rhode Island|South Carolina|South Dakota|Tennessee|Texas|Utah|Vermont|Virginia|Washington|West Virginia|Wisconsin|Wyoming
Institutions: University of Washington Medical Center Contact Information
Katie Singsank/Aaron Flaster
1-866-928-2114
calms@uw.edu

Funding:

National MS Society

Description

This study, Coping and Adjusting to Living with Multiple Sclerosis or CALMS, is looking at whether a telephone-based wellness program, called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Uncertainty Tolerance in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is helpful for adults over the age of 18 who are experiencing uncertainty due to their recent MS diagnosis.

Eligibility: 
- > 18 years old
- Diagnosed with MS within the past 3 years
- Experiencing stress related to the MS diagnosis/symptoms

Study Summary:
- Participants are randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups. 
- Groups 1 and 2 both receive a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 1x per week for 7 weeks. 
- Group 3 participants will not receive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and will be asked to continue with their regular daily activities and usual care. 

Tasks: 
- Complete 4 surveys over a 6-month period
- Complete online game sessions at three time points throughout the study. 

Compensation
- Participants will be compensated.

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