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Research Study: How lifestyle affects cognition

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Type of MS: PPMS|PRMS|RRMS|SPMS
Number of Subjects: 130
Medication: NA
Location: New Jersey
Institutions: Rutgers University Contact Information
(848) 209-0065
neuro-psych@ifh.rutgers.edu

Funding:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Description

Healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., exercise, cognitive stimulation, socialization) have been associated with maintaining cognitive health as we age. However, this has not be confirmed in the multiple sclerosis (MS) population. Therefore, the current study will investigate how various lifestyle behaviors are related to cognitive functioning over time among persons with MS.

THIS STUDY MAY BE FOR YOU IF: 
  • You have a diagnosis of MS and no other neurological conditions
  • You are 50 years old or older
  • You have not had an MS relapse within the past month
IF YOU DECIDED TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS STUDY: 
  • You will be asked to complete an annual 3-hour long assessment about your cognition and health for up to 5 years
  • You will be asked to complete a 5-minute phone check-in every 3 months
  • You will be compensated for each annual in-person visit
  • You will be reimbursed for any parking expenses
WHERE WILL THE RESEARCH TAKE PLACE? 
  • Clinical Academic Building, 125 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Please email neuro-psych@ifh.rutgers.edu or call (848) 209-0065 to find out more about the study.

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