March 08, 2023

Behavior Change Program for Promoting Physical Activity in Persons Newly Diagnosed with MS

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are conducting a behavior change intervention to promote lifestyle physical activity among persons diagnosed with MS within the last 2 years. The researchers aim to examine the effects of the program in helping persons newly diagnosed with MS increase physical activity levels. This study's findings can guide the development of more comprehensive and effective physical activity programs for individuals newly diagnosed with MS.
Participants will involve in a 12-week lifestyle physical activity behavior change program remotely delivered via email and Zoom one-on-one chat sessions. Participants will also complete two assessments of physical activity and MS outcomes before and after the program. All information provided will remain confidential. The researchers are seeking participants who:
• Are 18 years of age or older.
• Diagnosis of MS within the past two years
• Able to walk without assistance
• Engaging in low levels of physical activity
• Internet and email access
• Able to read newsletter with a font size of 14 points
• Currently on an MS treatment (DMTs)

Participants will receive compensation of $50 for their time and effort.

If you are interested in participating in this research or would like to learn more about the project, please get in touch with Lexi Huynh at or call (205) 975 - 1494.