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Personality and Psychological Adjustment to Multiple Sclerosis: The role of Illness Schemas and Coping Strategies

Type of Study/Intervention


Recruitment Status


Form of MS

Relapsing remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS, Primary progressive MS

Brief summary

Researchers at The University of Melbourne are seeking to investigate how individuals’ coping styles and illness representations mediate the relationship between dispositional personality traits and adjustment to Multiple Sclerosis. Adjustment in the context of this research study, refers to both feelings of depression and anxiety and individual’s illness acceptance. Researchers aim to develop a greater understanding of the experiences associated with Multiple Sclerosis and identify appropriate targets for interventions to promote adaptive adjustment.

Inclusion criteria

Formal diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Anticipated start date

Started 01/06/2019

Recruitment contacts

Miss Rebekah Davenport:


NSW, SA, VIC, QLD, WA, TAS, NZ, ACT, NT. Also open to all countries worldwide.

Further details

See attached recruitment flyer.

Full details of the study are presented to participants on the online forum Qualtrics prior to consent.

Ethics approval


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