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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease of the central nervous system that affects millions of people worldwide. While it is increasingly recognized that MS occurs in a range of racial and ethnic groups, research on MS has largely focused on Caucasian populations. There is a lack of information about outcomes of MS and health behaviors across diverse racial and ethnic samples. The Race, Ethnicity and Active Lifestyle in Multiple Sclerosis (REAL MS) project aims to address this gap in knowledge by examining physical fitness/function, cognitive function, symptoms, quality of life, physical activity and diet in adults with MS as a function of race and ethnicity.

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The primary objective of this cross-sectional, comparative study is to examine health-related outcomes as a function of race and ethnicity among adults with MS. By examining the relationship between race, ethnicity and health behaviors, the REAL MS project hopes to inform the development of programs that can improve health outcomes for all individuals living with MS.

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We are recruiting people with MS of all races and ethnicities across the United States. Your participation in this study will help us better understand health outcomes as a function of race and ethnicity in MS, and inform programs and approaches for improving the lives of those living with this disease. Thank you for your interest in the REAL MS project. We believe that this study has the potential to make a significant impact on our understanding of MS and the health outcomes of the diverse population of persons living with this disease.

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Victoria Flores

Interim Project Coordinator
Alternate Phone: 312.996.6615