Research study for those with MS


A study of the relationship between subject reported symptoms and ambulatory device measurements in multiple sclerosis


Goldman Myla, D

UVa Department of Neurology seeks adults with Multiple Sclerosis who can walk for 6 minutes and who own a computer with internet access for a research study. This study has two main purposes. • The first is to understand how physical activity measurements relate to symptoms experienced by patients. These measurements will be made using accelerometers, (small electronic devices similar to a pedometer). • The second is to learn how information provided by patients in between clinic visits can used to benefit those patients and their care providers. The study will last for six months and require two visits, one at the beginning and one at the end of the study. Each of these two visits will take no more than two hours. The visits will involve: • Neurologic examination • MS Functional Composite: a 25-foot walk, a hand function test, and a memory test • 6-minute walking test while wearing accelerometers • Questionnaires about fatigue, walking, depression, and MS symptoms Study participants will also be asked to complete the steps listed below every month for six months. The questionnaires listed are estimated to take no more than 45 minutes per month. • Wear one accelerometer (ActiGraph) for one week out of every month • Wear another accelerometer (FitBit) daily • Complete questionnaires about fatigue, walking, mental health, and physical activity once a month using a computer with internet access • Complete an online “symptom tracker” regarding MS symptoms as often as desired Compensation: Each participant will be compensated $50 for each of the two on-site study visits and $10 for each month of participation from home, for a total of $160. Contact Information: For more information please contact: • Rebecca Yeamans at or 434-924-5717 • IRB-HSR #16628 Principal Investigator: Myla Goldman, MD, MSc


Multiple Sclerosis



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Rebecca Yeamans