Study overview

Cognitive dysfunction is common in many different clinical conditions, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Little is known about the impact of cognitive dysfunction where it matters most — in the lives of people with these conditions. This study is designed to examine the cognitive function in people with MS. We expect that the knowledge gained in this study will lead us to new insights about how to measure cognitive functioning in daily activities and improve the quality of life of people with MS.

What do I have to do?

  • Participants will complete three in-person visits and three home-monitoring periods over two years. A 14-day home monitoring period follows each in-person visit. 
  • During the home monitoring period, participants will wear an activity monitor on their wrist and use a study-provided smartphone to complete brief surveys and thinking tests four times per day.
  • At the end of the home monitoring period, participants will mail the devices to UW study staff using pre-paid study-provided shipping boxes.
  • Up to $600 total compensation provided.

to be eligible, one must

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • have MS
  • ambulate independently at least 50% of the time


For more information, contact study staff at or (206) 598-0501.

Study information

Anna Kratz, PhD is the lead investigator of this study. Find additional study detail at

Study ID: HUM00199732 IRB: IRBMED Date Approved: 04/26/2022