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Multiple Sclerosis Online Nutrition Education Program (Part 1: Formative workshops)

Thank you for your support, all places are now filled and applications have now closed. There will be further opportunities to participate in this study. If you would like to be placed on an email waitlist please send us your details via email: admin@cciprogram.org

Do you have multiple sclerosis (MS)? Have you been diagnosed within the last 5 years?

Curtin University researchers are seeking input and feedback from individuals interested in joining two half-day workshops to help shape the development of a nutrition education program for people with MS.

Curtin researchers are looking for 8 consumers who reside in Australia to take part in two half-day workshops, to help them develop an evidence-based online nutrition education program for people with MS.

About the project/vacancy

Curtin researchers are looking to develop an online nutrition education program for people with MS that has been co-designed with people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and MS health professionals.

We know that nutrition education has the potential to improve the health, wellbeing, and sense of control in people with MS, but there has been very little research done in this area.

There is lots of information online about diets for MS, but it’s not always based on current evidence and it can be confusing to work out what is reliable information. Currently, there are no nutrition education programs being run by MS organisations in Australia.

About the position

The research team are seeking 8 people with a recent diagnosis of MS that are interested in providing input and feedback on the nutrition education program that Curtin researchers are developing.

What am I expected to do?

You will be asked to take part in 2 half-day ONLINE workshops where you will be asked to provide a lived experience perspective on:

  • The design and language used for the content of the nutrition education program
  • The topics covered within the nutrition education program
  • The format of the nutrition education program

What skills or experience do I need?

The research team are looking for individuals with a recent (within 5 years) diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) who reside in Australia.

How long am I expected to be involved?

You will be asked to take part in two half-day (2-3 hour) workshops.

  • The first online workshop will be in late June 2021
  • The second online workshop will be in August 2021

Where will meetings be held?

The workshops will be held online.

What support is offered?

A small payment is offered to those who attend. Training and support is offered by the Consumer and Community Involvement Program if required.

The Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2019-0179).

To apply follow the link: http://bit.ly/MS_MSAppForm

Applications close: 30 June 2021