What factors affect the quality of life of people with MS?

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Professor Carolyn Young

Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust


About the project

MS can affect every aspect of a person’s life, from physical symptoms and social interactions to maintaining employment.

Previous research has shown that a person’s quality of life is affected by more than physical disability, but right now we don't understand which factors are the most important or if they're connected.

Our researchers will determine the factors that affect quality of life for people with MS. They will monitor people living with MS for two to three years, asking them about their physical and emotional wellbeing.

We can use this information to predict what factors and behaviours have the biggest impact on the wellbeing of people living with MS.

How will it help people with MS?

We need to understand what is important to maintain a good quality of life for people with MS to develop better services and support within our community.

The difference you can make

It is only with support like yours that we can fund projects like this and help people with MS to access the best services and support.

The next research breakthrough is in reach

Your donation will help stop MS.

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£30could process one blood sample, giving researchers crucial information about genes and the immune system.

£50could pay for an hour on a microscope, so scientists can study cells and tissue in greater detail and improve their understanding of the biology of MS.

£100could pay for half an hour of MRI use, so researchers can monitor the success of clinical trials and understand MS in more detail.

Every penny you give really does take us a step closer to stopping MS. Your donation will make a difference.

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£10a month could pay for lab equipment like microscope slides to study the building blocks of MS

£20a month could pay for lab equipment like petri dishes to grow bacteria important for studying genetics

£30a month could process a blood sample to help us understand what causes MS, so we can stop it in its tracks

Your regular donation means we can keep funding world class MS research with confidence. Together we will stop MS.

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