Recognizing and Exploring Chronic Pain Navigation Experiences in Women Living with Episodic Disabilities


Dr. Ann Yeh
Study Title: ATOMIC Physical Activity Research Program
Rationale: Youth with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are commonly very physically inactive. However, vigorous physical activity has shown to improve well-being while lowering MS disease activity in youth. There is currently a lack of useful physical activity tools developed for youth with MS. With the input of youth with MS, we have created a smartphone app that promotes physical activity using educational activities, one-on-one coaching, and social connectedness. This research study will look at the problem of inactivity in youth with MS by studying the usefulness of the app to encourage physical activity.
Study Description: We are looking for youth between 11 and 21 years of age, who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to use our physical activity app for a few months while wearing a fitness tracker. This will help up to figure out whether our app is useful in encouraging physical in youth with MS. Additionally, we will ask you to complete some questionnaires and a fitness test before and after using the app. We will provide monetary compensation for each visit. As a token of our appreciation, you will also receive volunteer hours and a gift card for each visit.
Recruitment Dates: 2021-05-18 to 2022-12-31
Who can participate: Youth between 11 and 21 years of age with MS
Location of Trial: The Hospital for Sick Children
Trial Investigator: Dr. Ann Yeh
Contact Information: Olivia Lau
Trial Funding: The Hospital for Sick Children