Online survey: what do people with progressive Multiple Sclerosis think about physiotherapy?

Researchers in the School of Nursing and Healthcare, in collaboration with NHS Ayrshire and Arran, have teamed up with the UK MS Register to conduct an online survey of people with progressive Multiple Sclerosis to find out what their views are on physiotherapy.  People with progressive Multiple Sclerosis often use physiotherapy to help with their condition and access to this service is part of the national guidelines. There has, however, been no research investigating access and use of physiotherapy services by people with progressive Multiple Sclerosis across the UK or investigating what their opinion is of physiotherapy.

PhD student Evan Campbell and his supervisory team Dr Lorna Paul, Dr Elaine Coulter and Dr Paul Mattison are conducting an online survey of people with progressive Multiple Sclerosis across the UK to find out if they have access to physiotherapy, how they access physiotherapy, what kind of physiotherapy they receive, how worthwhile they think physiotherapy is to them and how they would like their physiotherapy to be delivered.  The survey will also ask about use of complementary therapies.

Want to get involved and take part?  To be eligible to take part you must have a progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis and be registered with the UK MS Register.  You can sign up for the register by clicking on the following link: http://www.ukmsregister.org/Portal/Home#register

The survey is currently live and will close on 18th of October 2015.


First published: 18 August 2015