About The Study
eSupport Health is proud to be running the CONNECT trial, a new research study in partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society quantifying the benefits of a 12-week program of eSupport Health professional support groups for people with MS. For this trial, we are particularly focused on Black and Latinx individuals, as research has historically overlooked their experience.
Here are some of the key details of the trial:
- Groups will meet weekly for 12 weeks.
- Each group will have a maximum of 10 participants.
- A licensed therapist will lead the group sessions, and we’re thrilled to welcome Coach Amanda Speights, Doctor of Health Science, Integrative Occupational Therapist & Clinical Educator, to eSupport for the trial.
- Because this is a research study, participation in the eSupport online support groups trial will be provided free-of-charge for the duration of the study.
Inclusion criteria for the trial are:
Age 18 and up
Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
Access to wifi and smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer
Moderate level of depression or anxiety (we screen for this)
We are prioritizing Black and Latinx individuals but are accepting ALL adults with MS, regardless of race.
If you would like to learn more about the details of the CONNECT trial, please watch the below video with eSupport Health co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Vicky Leavitt.