The effect of online delivery of the MS Get a Head Start Programme on physical activity self-efficacy of people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised pilot trial

An Invitation

Kia ora, Talofa lava, and hello, my name is Gilly Davy, and I would like to invite you to take part in a research study looking at physical activity levels and confidence to exercise, for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is not easy to find accurate information on how to exercise with MS, especially when dealing with fatigue, heat sensitivity, and symptom changes. The MS-Get-a-Head-Start (MSGHS) programme provides you with this information.

This invitation is to take part in MSGHS, which is a six-week online programme delivering education and exercise sessions designed specifically for people with MS. For more information about the program please click on the button below to access the participant information sheet. We strongly encourage that you read this fully before applying. Details of how to apply are in the participant information sheet.

Watch this short video below for a brief description of the research study and MSGHS programme.

Aims of this student research study:

The aim of this pilot study is to evaluate the practicality of extending it into a larger randomised controlled study to evaluate if the MSGHS programme can improve self-efficacy and participation in PA in PwMS. This pilot study will look at aspects of the trial including recruitment, intervention delivery, and outcome measure selection. We will also be analysing within and between group differences.

The figure below shows the process of the study