Computerised reaction time testing:

The Information Processing Speed in MS Study (IPSiMS)

The Information Processing Speed in MS Study

The Anne Rowling Clinic is conducting a new study of the speed of thought in people with MS

What is the IPSiMS Study?

The Information Processing Speed Study aims to use computerised reaction time tests to compare information processing speed differences between people with MS and healthy volunteers.

Why is it important?

Many people with MS report feeling mentally slowed down and find it difficult to concentrate. This leads to problems with engaging in various activities at home and at work.

What could we learn?

With this new study we aim to determine the extent to which information processing speed influences correct decision making. This will help us better understand the mechanisms causing concentration difficulties in MS.

What can you do?

The study is currently looking for people living with MS as well as healthy volunteers. The data obtained will be compared to see if we can find any differences between people with MS and healthy controls.

What is involved ?

This study involves a single visit where you would be asked to do three computer based reaction time tests. Together with questionnaires, the visit takes approximately one hour to complete.

Am I eligible for the Information Processing Speed Study?

People with MS may be eligible if they:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have a diagnosis of MS
  • have no major eye problems or history of brain injury or brain surgery

Healthy volunteers may be eligible if they:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • have no confirmed diagnosis of neurological or psychiatric conditions
  • have no major eye problems

How can I take part?

You can receive more information about this study by emailing Ramune Dirvanskiene R.Dirvanskiene@ed.ac.uk  or by telephone 0131 465 9511