Teeside University: A reliability study of a skin sensation test on the sole of the foot in people with Multiple Sclerosis

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Teesside University or home,
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This study is not being run by the MS Society UK or the MS Society North Durham Group. Information contained in this posting is for information purposes only, and does not constitute advice or a recommendation. Where we provide information about external organisations or service providers, we are not able to offer any guarantee on the quality or safety of their services or products, or whether they are suitable for an individual's needs. We take no responsibility for any errors or omissions in this information.

Sarah Taylor Graduate Tutor (PhD Student / Lecturer in Occupational Therapy) email: s.taylor@tees.ac.uk phone 01642 738255

Event/Service information

Teesside University is recruiting volunteers to take part in this study that aims to investigate a simple skin sensation test to assess the level of sensation on the sole of the foot in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) because foot sensation has been linked to standing and balance; and has been found to be reduced in people with MS. This test may help to identify people with MS who could – in future physiotherapy / occupational therapy programmes – benefit from a special sensory training programme that could help improve their foot sensation and potentially their balance. All that is involved is that foot sensation is measured on one occasion and then again around 1-2 weeks later to see if the results are consistent.
To be involved people just need to be able to complete a transfer with assistance of two people so you do not need to be able to walk. See the attached factsheet. Alistair Crisp LSV

Availability: IMPORTANT NOTE: This study is not being run by the MS Society UK or the MS Society North Durham Group. Information contained in this posting is for information purposes only, and does not constitute advice or a recommendation. Where we provide information about external organisations or service providers, we are not able to offer any guarantee on the quality or safety of their services or products, or whether they are suitable for an individual's needs. We take no responsibility for any errors or omissions in this information.
Group: North Durham Group
Contact details: Sarah Taylor Graduate Tutor (PhD Student / Lecturer in Occupational Therapy) email: s.taylor@tees.ac.uk phone 01642 738255
Accessibility: N/A – this service does not take place at a fixed venue
Who should attend: People with MS