Understanding and improving treatment adherence in MS
Jared Bruce,Clinical Psychologist, University of Missouri, USA
Looks at the reasons behind poor adherence to disease modifying therapies in MS, and ways that might help people with MS improve their adherence, including motivational interviewing and CBT.
Policy and campaigning: MS patient are 'invisible' in most CCGs
Alice Hamilton, Policy Officer, MS Trust
Commentary on The Invisible Patients report from the Neurological Alliance which highlights the invisibility of people with MS to their local Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Social isolation amongst people severely affected by multiple sclerosis
Sarah Robens, Researcher, University of Plymouth, Plymouth
Study which explores the issue of social isolation in people who are severely affected by their MS and identifies potential areas of intervention.
Supporting people to self-manage - the role of patient activation
Helen Gilburt, Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund, London
Article discusses the concept of patient activation, how it can be measured and ultimately how it can be used to help support people with MS to adopt positive health behaviours.
Using telerehabilitation to support behaviour change in MS
Lorna Paul, Reader and Associate Academic, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
Describes four case studies from around Europe which are successfully using telerehabilitation to deliver services and improve clinical outcomes.
MS specialist nurse meeting report 2015
Information Team, MS Trust
Report from the March 2015 MS specialist nurse meeting. Includes information on the MS Trust Annual Conference 2015.