Motivation of Patients Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis to Become Citizen Researchers

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2016 by Astrid Knudsen, University of Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 3, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2016
Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Astrid Knudsen, University of Copenhagen

Brief Summary:
The study will based on qualitative methods investigate motivational factors among patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for registering nutrition, environmental factors, stress provoking factors and physical activity (NESPA). The aim is to gain knowledge on motivational factors for using a digital tool for collecting data on NESPA and incorporate this knowledge into a form which can be used in requirement specifications for such a digital tool.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Multiple Sclerosis Other: Qualitative evaluation

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Official Title: Identifying Motivational Factors for Registering Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors Among Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Study Start Date : February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2017

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Semi-structured interviews
20 participants (anticipated)
Other: Qualitative evaluation
Questionnaire survey
400 respondents (anticipated)
Other: Qualitative evaluation
Focus group interviews
3-5 focus group interviews (anticipated)
Other: Qualitative evaluation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analysis of qualitative interviews and measurement of eHealth literacy (eHealth literacy questionnaire) [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]
  2. Evaluation of motivational factors based on questionnaire survey [ Time Frame: Up to 10 months ]
  3. Analysis of focus group interviews on motivational factors for registering nutrition and lifestyle factors among patients with multiple sclerosis [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 or above
  • Read, write and understand Danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Aphasia
  • Severe cognitive impairment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02760082

Contact: Astrid K Knudsen, PhD Student
Contact: Lars Kayser, PhD, MD

University of Copenhagen Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society

Responsible Party: Astrid Knudsen, Industrial PhD Student, University of Copenhagen Identifier: NCT02760082     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12016SCL
First Posted: May 3, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Astrid Knudsen, University of Copenhagen:
Multiple Sclerosis
Qualitative study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases