Web-based cognitive assessment: Healthy adults needed

Up to 70 percent of people with MS experience a change in their cognition. Cognition refers to mental activities including attention, concentration, multitasking, processing information, memory, and problem solving. Traditional paper-based tests are expensive and time-consuming, and require the expertise of a cognition specialist. Reliance on in-person assessment creates barriers for individuals who are limited in their physical mobility, access to transportation, and/or geographical proximity to a specialized medical provider. This study will determine whether a web-based cognitive assessment is effective for assessing cognition in individuals with MS by comparing the performance of a group of adults with MS to a matched group of healthy adults.

Recruitment for the MS group is complete, and we are now seeking healthy volunteers.

Healthy adults who are at least 18 years old are eligible. Participation requires one 2-hour in-person appointment, during which the volunteer will take two cognitive tests, one on paper, the other online. Take the web-based test one additional time at home.

Participants will receive $20 to take part in the study and $8 for parking/transportation.

For more information and to register, email MSRehab@jhmi.edu or call 410-502-9222.

This research study is supported by funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Grant#: PP-1609-25972
Study #: IRB00131380
Principal Investigator: Meghan Beier, PhD