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Current Research Studies: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is currently conducting the following Multiple Sclerosis (MS) studies:


Power over Pain (POP) Study

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) and spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience chronic pain. Different types of treatment that include self-hypnosis, education about chronic pain, and learning skills on how to change how a person thinks about his/her pain have been used to treat chronic pain in the general population. The purpose of this study is to see if these different treatments can help decrease pain in people with MS and SCI, and how and why these treatments are effective.

For more information, or to find out about participating in this study, please see our Studies Seeking Volunteers Section. You may also contact our research staff at at 206.221.7224 or toll-free at 1.800.570.5576.

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Project Enhance

Adapting Project Enhance, led by Ivan Molton, PhD is an evidence-based, participant-centered motivational intervention for older adults. For Project Enhance a wellness coach, typically a nurse or social worker, works with people to improve their health and wellness. In older adults, research has shown that participants in Project Enhance decrease the length of hospital stays, lower their use of psychoactive drugs, alleviate symptoms of mood disorders, and develop a sense of greater self-efficacy.
Our study will adapt Project Enhance for people aging with a long-term physical disability. We will embark on this study collaboratively and in the community with our partners at Senior Services of King County (http://www.seniorservices.org/). Of note, Project Enhance was originally developed at the University of Washington at the Health Promotion Research Center (http://depts.washington.edu/hprc/).

For more information, or to find out about participating in this study, please see our Studies Seeking Volunteers Section. You may also contact our research staff at 1-866-928-2114 or by email.

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Featured Research Articles

Chronic Pain

View the latest research articles on Chronic Pain written by faculty from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Volunteer to Participate in our Research Studies

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for volunteers to participate in research studies on Multiple Sclerosis & Pain Management, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Featured Faculty

Mark Jensen, PhD

Mark Jensen, PhDMark Jensen, PhD is a Professor, and Co-Director of the Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Aging with Disabilities, which addresses the specific challenges that affect people who are aging with physical disabilities related to spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS), Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS), and muscular dystrophy (MD). Read more...

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