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Current Research Studies: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is currently conducting the following Multiple Sclerosis (MS) studies:
People with medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), muscular dystrophy (MD), acquired amputation (AMP), and conditions that affect the lower back (LB) 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 certain medical conditions, 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.
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.
Researchers in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine are conducting a study on mindfulness as a way to overcome pain for people living with MS. Mindfulness is a different type of treatment that includes education about chronic pain, and learning skills on how to change how a person thinks about his/her pain. The purpose of this study is to see if these different treatments can help decrease pain in people with MS, and how and why these treatments are effective.
People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) often have pain and/or fatigue. Unfortunately, available treatments provide inadequate relief for the majority of these individuals. There remains an urgent need for additional treatment options for MS-related symptoms. The purpose of this study is to see if alternative treatments that involve self-hypnosis training, neurofeedback training, and/or mindfulness meditation training, or a combination of some of these treatments can help decrease pain and fatigue in people with MS.
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 206-221-7224 or toll-free at 1-800-570-5576, or by email.
Featured Research Articles
View the latest research articles on Multiple Sclerosis 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.
George Kraft, MD
George Kraft, MD is a Professor and Co-PI for the Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (MSRRTC), which strives to contribute to new and important research about ways to improve function for people with MS using rehabilitation. Read more...
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