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Post COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis survey

A survey has been launched in a bid to understand vocational and functional recovery after COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis.

The few months following the first recoveries of COVID-19 gave rise to issues linked to patients struggling to return to their normal life after recovery with some patients developing a post-COVID-19 syndrome that is not resolving after several months. Notably, these patients are struggling to return to work as they feel too unwell. 

In response, this study aims to understand the characteristics of this syndrome in order to tailor an intervention to these patients to rehabilitate them back to work. As such, we would like to compare COVID-19 patients to patients with multiple sclerosis because they are both illnesses from which patients make a gradual recovery - and to participants who have had neither multiple sclerosis nor COVID-19.

The personal information of all participants will be kept confidential.

The study is being led by Chief Investigator Professor Richard Morriss, who is the Mental Health and Wellbeing Theme Lead for ARC East Midlands. 

The researchers said: "We would like to invite you to take part in a study on vocational and functional recovery after COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis. Before you decide, we would like you to understand why the research is being done and what it would involve for you. Talk to others if you wish. Ask us if there is anything that is not clear."

To take part in the survey, click here.

Published on: 6 Jun 2021