What is CircaMS?
What is CircaMS?

What is CircaMS?

Welcome to the website of the CircaMS project! CircaMS was built by an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians based in Kingston, Ontario. Our study aims to better understand how the symptoms experienced by people with MS can fluctuate daily, and why these fluctuations might be important for MS management. We are particularly interested in exploring the relationship between circadian rhythms (also known as our 24-hour sleep-wake cycle) and MS progression. Learn more about CircaMS below:

Goal of the study: People with MS can experience daily fluctuations in their experience of fatigue and/or pain. How these are felt throughout the day may vary, and understanding these patterns of fluctuations may give us clues about why symptoms occur and how to better manage them.

If you decide to participate, we ask that you complete:

A baseline questionnaire (PART 1) on your condition, medical history, general health, and other symptoms. It should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

A diary (PART 2) of your fatigue and other symptoms 3 times a day for at least 10 days using our online tool and your electronic device with internet access (smartphone, tablet or laptop). This should take about 1 minute per report (so about 3 minutes per day).

Biological samples (PART 3 – Optional – available in Kingston, ON only) You will be asked to provide samples of your blood at two timepoints on the same day. You will be asked to consent to donate your de-identified biological material (blood samples) for us to process, analyze and store.

Want to take part in the study? Click here to access the survey

Want to learn more? Reach out to our team today!

Written by Doriana Taccardi and Hailey Gowdy

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