Exploring the perspectives of people with MS towards the integration of nutrition education within routine healthcare consultations

type of intervention

Non-interventional, Non-interventional - Survey, Survey

recruitment status

Recruiting

region

ACT, NSW, NT, NZ, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

type of ms

Primary progressive MS, Relapsing MS, Relapsing remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS

Brief summary

Focus groups using open-ended questioning to be conducted face-to-face or online (zoom/webex/microsoft teams) depending on the participants preferences, for approximately 60 minutes.

Participants will be provided with a $40 voucher upon completion of the focus group.

 

This study aims to explore the perceived needs and preferences of people living with MS regarding receiving nutrition-related care through their healthcare professionals. Findings from this study will be used to guide the development of an evidence-based MS nutrition-focused educational tool to support healthcare professionals in integrating nutrition education within routine healthcare consultations.

Inclusion criteria

Participants must be adults (18+ years), diagnosed with MS and able to communicate using the English language or have a caregiver who can communicate on their behalf.

Exclusion Criteria

-Pregnant or lactating women with MS.

-Those with severe cognitive impairment preventing communication.

Further Details

Anticipated Start Date

01/02/2024

Recruitment Contacts

Shoroog Allogmanny – PhD candidate
Contact: sma030@uowmail.edu.au

Ethics

Yes

Last Updated

30/01/2024

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