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Video: New Survey Finds Technology Plays a Critical Role in Lives of People with Multiple Sclerosis, Yet Many Are Not Using it to Overcome Disease-Related Challenges
Date:10/26/2007

echnology resources and how to stay connected, the MS Technology Collaborative maintains a Web site called MyMSMyWay.com. The Collaborative recently launched a personalized, interactive, Web-based program called "Snapshot." The goal of this tool, available at http://www.MyMSMyWay.com, is to help people with MS use existing technology to fulfill their goals and to demonstrate how technology can adapt to their ever-changing needs. Visit MyMSMyWay.com to view "Snapshot" and other resources developed by the Collaborative.

About MS

MS is an unpredictable neurological disease that most often is diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 50. MS can cause problems with walking or maintaining balance, visual impairment (optic neuritis), lapses in memory, inability to solve problems or pay attention for long periods of time, pain, sexual dysfunction, spasticity, depression or mood swings, and disturbances in bladder or bowel function. These problems might be permanent, or they might come and go without warning. MS affects an estimated 400,000 people in the United States. While there is no cure, early and effective treatment is an important component of helping to control its progression.

About the Survey

StrategyOne, an applied-research consulting firm conducted the study "Staying Connected: An Investigation of How Technology Affects People Living with MS" among 2,390 American adults with MS. The survey was implemented via online and telephone, depending on the preference of the respondent, from May 8, 2007, through June 6, 2007, using the field services of Harris Interactive Service Bureau. The margin of error for the total sample (N=2390) is plus or minus 1.98 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

About the MS Technology Collaborative

The MS Technology Collaborative's vision is to provide people with MS information resources and tools to create a connection between t
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