Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Would you like to particpate in a research project?

MSc Physiotherapy Research Project: 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 commonly used by Physiotherapists can predict how well a person with MS walks and participates within their home and social environment.

The study will involve 2 data collection sessions at the MS Therapy Centre, each lasting 20-40 minutes. The sessions will involve completion of 6 measures – 4 questionnaires, a 6 minute walk test and the wearing of a pedometer for the 7 day interval between sessions.

If you are able to walk independently (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.

The study will benefit the MS community and provide information to enable therapists to use measures of walking ability more effectively in the future.

If you are interested in taking part please email Sarah and we will send you some more information about participating.

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

Sarah Peacock
(MSc Physiotherapy Student – Researcher)