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Information needs of people with MS examined

October 9, 2003
MS Trust

On 8 October, the MS Trust officially launched the results of our Information Needs study at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Conducted by researchers from Loughborough University, the study provides a snapshot of the needs of people with MS at the turn of the century. The views of 2133 people with MS - about one in forty of the UK MS population - make this the largest study of its kind to date.

The survey highlights a number of key findings:

Edith Rifkind, who chaired the launch in Edinburgh, said "I was diagnosed with MS in December 1997 and was fortunate to be able to seek constructive and realistic information and support. Although incurable, MS is far from untreatable, and information is crucial to promoting a positive outlook."

For more information on the study, go to the Research pages.

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