Studies

Study Title: Song-writing with GarageBand: Digital Community Music with People Living with MS
Study Description: This project is designed for participants to create digital music with GarageBand music-making software. Utilizing the affordances of everyday digital technologies can provide an accessible opportunity for social engagements and musical interactions. In this project, participants will take part in a 6-week workshop held at the St. Catharines Public Library. Under the guidance of a professional musician, participants will gather weekly as a group to make music. The group will learn about music and create their collective songs using GarageBand. This research project will be led by a Master of Arts in Community Music graduate student from Wilfrid Laurier University to fulfill his graduate research requirements. This study will explore how digital community music impacts those affected by MS and will investigate how digital music-making software, specifically GarageBand, can make music more accessible for people with MS
Recruitment Dates: 2019-05-15 to 2019-07-31
Who can participate: Individuals over the age of 18 that are either living with MS, family members or caregivers of people living with MS.
Location of Trial: St. Catherines, ON
Contact Information: murp3860@mylaurier.ca
Trial Funding: None
 Examination of the Physiological Response Associated with Adapted Exercise Modalities in Nonambulatory People with Multiple Sclerosis

Studies

Study Title: Examination of the Physiological Response Associated with Adapted Exercise Modalities in Nonambulatory People with Multiple Sclerosis
Study Description: With the limited efficacy of current disease-modifying therapies for non-ambulatory individuals with MS, alternative rehabilitation strategies must be implemented in order to combat physiological deconditioning and improve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF).
The purpose of the study is to test types of adapted exercise equipment to determine which piece of equipment has the greatest potential for improving cardiorespiratory fitness for adults with multiple sclerosis who use a wheelchair. The team is also interested in understanding how people with MS enjoy using these different pieces of adapted exercise equipment. The findings from this study will help inform future exercise interventions for individuals with multiple sclerosis who use a wheelchair.
Recruitment Dates: 2019-05-24 to 2020-12-01
Who can participate: Individuals between 18 and 75 years old with multiple sclerosis who use wheelchair for mobility may be eligible to participate. Must be relapse-free in the past 30 days.
Location of Trial: University of Ottawa
Contact Information: cepl@uottawa.ca
Trial Funding: Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)