Research

Stress management in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised controlled trial 

Funding Scottish Homeopathic Research and Education Trust
From/to 2012 to 2015

MS is a stressful condition. Stress is known to impact negatively on people with MS, potentially exacerbating disease activity.

Existing evidence supports the use of some psychological therapies to counter these effects, yet beneficial responses can be short-lived. Mindfulness training is increasingly used as a stress reduction technique in various health settings, especially amongst those with chronic illness; very little is known about its use in people with MS.

Our study aims to test the feasibility, accessibility, acceptability, and implementability of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for people with MS in an integrative care setting.

Study protocol