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Remote Study: External influences on participation in out-of-home activities

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A doctoral student from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington is leading a research study to better understand how external factors influence community participation experiences among people with MS. Specifically, this study looks at how physical accessibility, social support and services, and other people's attitudes affect the ability and satisfaction of people with MS doing what they need to do and want to do outside the home. The end goal of this study is to contribute research evidence to inform societal and political changes to support community participation for people with MS.
 
Who is eligible?
  • Adult
  • Lives with MS
  • Lives in the U.S.
  • Has access to Zoom
  • English speaking
What to expect?
You are invited to an online focus group (60-90 minutes) with 3-5 other individuals to talk about how the external physical, social, and attitudinal environments affect your day-to-day participation outside the home and how you manage difficult situations. The focus group will occur sometime in January 2024. You will receive compensation for your time and effort upon completion. 
 
How to participate?
  • Please fill out a short screening survey.
  • Feel free to share the survey link with anyone you think may be eligible.
  • The researcher will reach out within 2-4 weeks for more details.
Don't hesitate to contact the researcher at byang17@uw.edu if you have any questions regarding this study.

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