Plain Language Statement Project: An Online Educational Course for people with Multiple Sclerosis

December 14, 2021

Thank you for your interest in participating in this research project. The following few pages will provide you with further information about the project, so that you can decide if you would like to take part in this research.

Please take the time to read this information carefully. You may ask questions about anything you don’t understand or want to know more about.
Your participation is voluntary. If you don’t wish to take part, you don’t have to. If you begin participating, you can also stop at any time.

What is this research about?
This study aims to compare the effectiveness of the two online courses (the MS Online intervention course and the MS Online standard-care course) in improving outcomes in people with MS through a randomised controlled trial. The two online courses deliver information about possible modifications to lifestyle behaviours that may affect health outcomes.

The courses were developed at The University of Melbourne after consultation with people with MS and a team of clinicians specialising in MS and were found to be feasible in a small group on people with MS. This research project explores the impact of two online educational courses related to lifestyle on the physical and mental health of people living with MS.
This study is the first of its kind. Over 1000 participants will be recruited from the US, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada to take part in the study.

For more information, download the participating information sheet

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