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Remote Study: Adults Aging with MS

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS STUDY HAS COMPLETED ENROLLMENT.

Investigators from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech), and the University of Kansas (KU) are collaborating under RERC TechSAge (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities) and are conducting an interview study that explores the everyday activities and challenges of older adults with Multiple Sclerosis. 
 
The study consists of two parts: 
  • questionnaires (~30-45 minutes) 
  • a remote interview (~1 hour to 1.5 hours)
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The interview is completely remote over a phone or video call.  Participants will be compensated for their time and effort in Amazon e-codes. 
 
Participants in this study must: 
  • Be between the ages of 60-80 
  • Have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) by a medical professional 
  • Have had MS for at least 10 years 
  • Experience limitations in performance of daily activities (e.g., walking, concentrating, reaching/grasping) as a result of impairments associated with MS. 
  • Be able to communicate in spoken English via phone or Zoom video
  • Live in the United States
 
The goal of this research is to inform the design and development of assistive devices and technologies that will support the functional independence for adults aging with MS. For more information visit Home Page | TechSAge RERC (gatech.edu). If you are interested in participating, contact Dr. Lyndsie Koon at 785-864-2064 or techsage@ku.edu.
 

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