Project SCORE: Music and Walking for Neurology
Type of Study/Intervention
Form of MS
Relapsing remitting MS, Relapsing MS, Secondary progressive MS, Primary progressive MS
Walking is a great form of exercise and in this study we are interested in the effect of walking to music in people with neurological health conditions. The randomised controlled study is a feasibility study meaning that we will focus on the processes of walking to music in comparison to walking with no music. We will identify what impact walking to music has on your participation in exercise. The study takes place over 4 weeks, and you will be invited to join us at Murdoch University for initial and follow-up testing on three occasions (week 0, week 4 and then three months later on week 16). All participants will receive information on how to integrate exercise into their lives. Some participants will randomly be selected to come to Murdoch University three times a week to walk to music or without music, outside in the tranquil university surroundings just south of Perth, WA.
– Over 18 years of age
– Diagnosis of MS
– English speaking
– Ability to walk continuously for 12 minutes, with or without a single walking aid
Not meeting the above inclusion criteria.
Anticipated Start Date
Please contact the team at SCORE@murdoch.edu.au
For further details please see the study website.
We suggest this study is most appropriate for persons living within comfortable driving distance of Perth.