In recent years there has been a growing amount of research into sedentary behaviour (large amounts of sitting and little physical exercise). The research is showing that there a many health risks associated with prolonged and excessive inactivity.
The University of Birmingham is working to find out more about the types of activities people with MS do and how these activities are associated with their MS experience.
There is some evidence that interventions to encourage people with MS to move more or sit less can have benefits, but we also know that this can be very difficult to do. At the moment, we do not know what the most appropriate activities are to advise people with MS to do to achieve these benefits. Finding out more about the types of activities people with MS do and how these activities are associated with MS experience will help us to develop interventions specifically aimed at people with MS.
The questionnaire will ask you about the activities you do while sitting down and while moving around. We are asking you about a range of different activities, such as watching tv, household chores, walking, and exercise. We are interested to hear how often you do these activities. It can take up to 25 minutes to complete the questionnaires. With these questionnaires, we are exploring the types of activities people with MS do during a regular day or week. We are also examining how these activities are related to the way you experience your MS.
We will of course feed back the results to you once they have been analysed!