Clinical Trials

MS and Nutrition: Understanding and perspectives of people with MS and healthcare professionals

Type of Study/Intervention

Non-interventional

Recruitment Status

Recruiting

Form of MS

Relapsing remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS, Primary progressive MS, Clinically isolated syndrome, People without MS (Healthcare professionals)

Brief summary

Exploring the relevance, understanding and acceptance of specific, targeted nutrition messages for people with MS. This qualitative study will use think-aloud interviewing of both people with MS and healthcare professionals. It will open pathways for new guidelines when educating people with MS or creating new resources generated for MS, especially within nutrition.

Inclusion criteria

People with MS:
• Lives in Australia
• >18 years diagnosed with MS (McDonald Criteria) at any stage or subtype (RRMS, PPMS, SPMS)
• Can communicate in English independently
• Able and willing to consent to participation

Healthcare Professionals:
• Experience engaging with treatment or diagnosis of MS

Exclusion criteria

Person with MS unable to communicate in English independently

Anticipated start date

06/04/2020 – 17/04/2020

Recruitment contacts

Maddison Luscombe – Nutrition and Dietetics Masters Student
Contact: [email protected]

Marta Hilfischer – Nutrition and Dietetics Honours Student
Contact: [email protected]

Region

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

Ethics approval

Yes – UOW HREC ethics number 2019/269

Last updated

01/04/2020

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