Multiple Sclerosis Research

Researchers at Kessler Foundation study ways of managing the cognitive, physical, and emotional symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Memory Rehabilitation in MS

    This study investigates the effectiveness of memory techniques in people with Multiple Sclerosis.

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  • Outcomes Processing in Social Interactions in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis

    The purpose of this research study is to understand how individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) learn from the outcomes of their actions during a common social situation.

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  • Improving Cognition in People with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Multi-Arm Randomized Trial of Cognitive Rehabilitation and Physical Exercise

    The purpose of this research is to study whether completing thinking exercises on a computer combined with physical exercise is an effective treatment for difficulties with thinking, memory, and problem-solving in individuals with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PMS).

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  • Comprehensive Model of Adherence in MS.

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how individuals with MS make decisions regarding their MS medications and treatment.

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  • Comparison of Two Physical Activity Interventions in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

    The purpose of this research study is to compare the effect of two different types of physical activity on thinking skills in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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  • Investigating Cognitive Fatigue and Brain Iron Deposition in Basal Ganglia in Multiple Sclerosis

    The purpose of this research study is to detect any accumulation of iron in certain regions of the brain using MRI and use this imaging data to examine the relationship between iron deposition and the severity of cognitive fatigue in MS.

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  • Examination of Social Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Using Virtual Reality

    The purpose of this study is to create a new virtual reality based (VR) method of measuring how well individuals with MS recognize emotions in other people. The study will also examine how useful and effective this new VR method is as a measurement tool. 

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  • Remediation of Emotional Processing Deficits in Multiple Sclerosis:  A Randomized Clinical Trial

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of an emotional processing training program in people with MS. 

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  • Keeping an Eye on the Symbol Digit Modalities Test

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between eye movements and the speed someone is able to process information.

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