Study Title: Pain experience and polysymptomatic distress of persons with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease
Study Description: Many patients with neurological diseases (MS and Parkinson's disease in particular) experience considerable pain and other often “hidden” symptoms, such as sleep disturbance, mood disturbance, and fatigue, which contribute to the global burden of suffering.

We suspect that persons with MS and PD may also experience considerable polysymptomatic distress that may be poorly recognised by the treating health care team.

We have developed a simple on-line anonymous questionnaire addressing this issue.

Participants will be asked to fill-in the questionnaire using their computer of smart phone, in a process which should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

No clinic visit is required.

The information gathered will be used to evaluate the burden of symptoms in patients with MS and PD, which will help make treating clinicians aware of these symptoms. Recognition is the first step to addressing a problem effectively.
Recruitment Dates: 2018-10-01 to 2019-10-01
Who can participate: Adult individuals with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease
Location of Trial: Quebec
Contact Information: Amir Minerbi
Trial Funding: none