"Do you attend MS support groups? You may find this interesting."
In this study 65% of participants had attended a MS support group meeting at least once.
Individuals who had never attended a support group were more likely to reside in urban or suburban areas, reported lower interference from MS symptoms and fewer limitations in activities of daily living.
Women without a helper and people with greater interference from MS symptoms were more likely to perceive a need for a support group.
- "Some of you have criticised research of this nature in the comments you have posted in the past. However, it is important that this type of soft research is done."
- "We need to continually ask ourselves if the services we provide MS'ers are effective or not and how can we improve them."
- "At the moment we are in the middle of a study looking into our own outpatient services with the specific brief of trying to improve the experience of MS'ers attending our hospital."
- "Our research is not all about trying to find the cause of the disease so we can prevent it, but a lot of other things as well."