Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects approximately 2.3 million people globally. Due to the nature of the condition and the symptoms, people with MS experience psychological difficulties at a disproportionately higher rate than the general population. Different types of support options may be available to different people, and this may or may not always be accessible or suitable to the needs of people with MS.
Our research aims to develop a psychological intervention that is tailored for the MS community. To do this, we first asked people living with MS about their (positive and negative) experiences of accessing support, and their opinions about what kind of support would be useful. We will use this information to design a psychological intervention that will reflect the views of the MS commmunity. We invite you to partner with us in this endeavour.
Our survey is now closed as we move to the next stage of this research and conduct interviews and development of the intervention.
If you would like further information about how you can take part or would like to hear more, please do contact Hannah Morris-Bankole at H.Morris-Bankole@pgr.reading.ac.uk
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