Brain Re-Training in Multiple Sclerosis
The purpose of this study is to begin to test a brain training video game in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
After you provide informed consent to participate in the study, you will complete a series of questions about your functioning and mood. You will then complete a set of tests (vision, hand tapping, walking). Then, you will complete a set of thinking tests. The first set will be paper and pencil. The second set will be on a tablet or a computer. You will use your study code to sign into these tools and you won’t provide any personal details. Finally, you will complete the “cognitive training tool” (called “Evo”). This videogame-based tool takes about 25 minutes to complete and is designed to be fun.
At this point, you will be randomized into 1 of 2 groups: each group will play a version of the brain training game. You will not be told what group/game type you were randomized into. You will be asked take the tablet with the Evo game on it home, and to do this game 5 times a week for 6 weeks. You will then come back to the research study unit to do a repeat of the initial visit of visual and cognitive based assessments. At this study visit, you will also be returning the iPad. You will then return in 8 weeks to do a repeat of the assessments for us to see if the effects of the game are lasting. You will be compensated for each study visit (visit 1: $50, visit 2: $100, visit 3: $150).