PVAMC / OHSU J: Developing and Testing a Comprehensive MS Spasticity Management Program
The purpose of this study is to learn if providing educational materials and instructions on stretching exercises may help muscle stiffness and spasms (also called spasticity) related to multiple sclerosis (MS). Participants will receive educational booklets and may be asked to attend to classes to learn proper stretching techniques. Study participants will also be asked to track their exercise throughout the study.
Muscle stiffness and spasms (also called spasticity) related to MS
• A diagnosis of MS
• At least 18 years of age
• Able to walk 25 feet independently with any common assistive devices
• Experiencing spasticity
• Have an email account and be familiar with using it
• Current untreated substance abuse, severe psychiatric disorder or any significant uncontrolled medical or mental condition that would limit participation
18 - 99
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
Participate in up to 4 study visits, for 2 hours at a time, within a 5-1/2 month period.
Kristina Wick, MPH
Portland VA Medical Center
Office: 503-220-8262 ext. 51717
VA ORD, RR&D, Small Projects in Rehabilitation Research (SPiRE)
You will be compensated $100 for each completed visit (up to a total of $400) for your time and travel if you qualify. You may also be provided a yoga mat and strap.