Wednesday, 17 December 2014

MSc Physiotherapy Research Project on measurement of walking ability


You are invited to take part in a research study which forms part of an MSc project in Physiotherapy. The study aims to investigate the relationship between the measures used to assess different aspects of a person’s walking ability. We want to see if the measures used commonly by Physiotherapists can predict how well a person with MS walks and participates within their home and social environment. The study will involve two data collection session at the MS Therapy Centre, each 20-30 minutes in total. The sessions will involve completion of 6 measures – 4 questionnaires, a 6 minute walk test and the wearing of a pedometer between sessions. If you are able to walk (including with the use of any mobility aid) and are not currently experiencing an exacerbation of your MS you could be eligible to take part. If you are interested in potentially taking part please email Sarah on om13slp@my.brunel.ac.uk and we will send you some more information. This study will benefit the MS community by providing some vital information to inform how therapists use measures of walking ability more effectively in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope to hear from you soon.

Sarah Peacock