Exploring how people adjust to progressive MS
- Lead researcher:
- Dr Angeliki Bogosian
- Based at:
- King's College London
- MS Society funding:
About the project
Adjusting to a diagnosis of primary progressive MS, or a transition from relapsing remitting MS to secondary progressive MS, can be extremely difficult. The psychological impact of MS is large; data from the MS Register suggests that around half of people with MS experience anxiety and half experience depression, with many experiencing both.
This project will investigate the processes by which people adjust to progressive MS, including the factors which lead to better or worse adjustment.
The researchers will also be exploring whether adjustment differs between people with primary progressive MS and secondary progressive MS.
How will it help people with MS?
By improving our understanding of adjustment this project will lead to the development of better services to help people to adjust to progressive MS.
The difference you can make
One of our research priorities is to find out more about progressive forms of MS