Effects of Covid-19 Restrictions and Vaccinations on Past and Future Physical Activity in Australians with Multiple Sclerosis
Type of Study/Intervention
Form of MS
Relapsing remitting MS/Secondary progressive MS/Primary progressive MS/Relapsing MS
The aim of this research project is to explore how the coronavirus pandemic (SARS-CoV-2) has affected Australians living with multiple sclerosis, including how public health restrictions affected physical activity levels during 2020 and how “Covid Normal” has changed their perceptions and practices regarding exercise settings and modes. We also want to understand more about the knowledge and attitudes that people with multiple sclerosis have regarding vaccination for Covid-19.
Adults (18+) with any type of Multiple Sclerosis living in Australia.
Participation is open to people over the age of 18 living with Multiple Sclerosis in Australia. You do not need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to complete these surveys; you are eligible to participate as long as you are over the age of 18 and living in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. You do not have to be in isolation or quarantine, or diagnosed with COVID-19 to take part.
Not living in Australia, younger than 18 years old
Anticipated Start Date
Dr. Maya Panisset
0405 027 127
You will be asked to complete one survey. You will be asked questions about yourself, your medications and disability level due to your multiple sclerosis, whether you experienced lockdown during 2020, your activity levels during 2020 and 2021, your views about some types of exercise and exercise environments (eg indoors or outdoors) and your views about COVID-19 vaccinations.
You can complete the survey either online here redcap.link/MS_Covid or using pen and paper.
Further details can be obtained by contacting Dr Panniset.
7 May 2021