Dr Aileen Ho from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading is exploring participants’ perspectives of people living with Multiple Sclerosis to better understand adjustment to diagnosis and the role of psychological support in the patient journey. The findings from this part of the study, along with other research will be used to inform the development of a psychological intervention for people with MS.
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Psychological and medical literature suggests that people with MS are more prone to mental health problems which highlights the heightened need for such services to be made available for this population. Whilst there are some different types of support available to people with MS, not all are accessible or suitable to match the varying needs of different people living with MS.
The purpose of this survey is to give people with MS the chance to have their say in what they would like to be made available to them to support them with mental health difficulties. The information that obtained from this survey will be used to develop an intervention based on people’s experiences of psychological support since their diagnosis of MS, as well as their thoughts on what they would like in terms of content and how it is delivered. By relying on the input directly from people living with MS researchers will be able to develop something more suitable to the varying needs of people with MS. Following on from the survey launched by the MS Trust on the topic of mental health last month we though it timely to now release our own survey as an appropriate follow up.
To read more or to participate in this survey, visit the website and click the ‘start’ button at the bottom of the page: https://research.reading.ac.uk/neurodegenerative-diseases/multiple-sclerosis/
Participant information sheet and questionnaire