Exploring carer experience to support health and wellbeing in MS

dr helen correia

Dr Helen Correia

Murdoch University, WA

| Better treatments | Social And Applied Research | Incubator | 2020 | Investigator Led Research |


Caregivers such as family and friends are important in supporting the care needs of people living with MS, yet there is very little research about carers or the experience of caregiving. The current study will engage with different groups in the MS community such as people with MS, carers and those associated with MS healthcare (eg health professionals) to explore both the caregiver experience and the caregiving relationship. This includes looking at how to support health and wellbeing of caregivers and promoting

health behaviours such as physical activity and exercise for both caregivers and people living with MS. The project will identify target priorities in which healthcare services and healthcare professionals can support MS caregivers; both for the benefit of the caregivers and in caring for persons living with MS.

Updated 21 October 2020

Updated: 21 January, 2020

Stages of the research process

Fundamental laboratory

Laboratory research that investigates scientific theories behind the possible causes, disease progression, ways to diagnose and better treat MS.

Lab to clinic timeline: 10+ years

Research that builds on fundamental scientific research to develop new therapies, medical procedures or diagnostics and advances it closer to the clinic.

Lab to clinic timeline: 5+ years
Clinical Studies
and Clinical Trials

Clinical research is the culmination of fundamental and translational research turning those research discoveries into treatments and interventions for people with MS.

Lab to clinic timeline: 1-5 years


Grant Awarded

  • Incubator Grant

Total Funding

  • $24,990


  • 2 years

Funding Partner

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Exploring carer experience to support health and wellbeing in MS