Clinical trials and studies looking for participants in New Zealand will be listed on this page. Participation opportunities in clinical trials and studies currently open are:
Participants needed to share experiences of physical activity. AUT is currently conducting a narrative study to explore the experience of physical activity of those people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and in what ways you keep active and why. The research is interview based, will be proactive in nature and capture information about positive habits
Economic burden of MS 2021 – Understanding the total costs and benefits of a health challenge is good health economics which matters for society because a person’s health has implications for families, society and the economy.
New Clinical Trial for those with Primary Progressive – now recruiting – O-Hand, or Oratorio-Hand, is a clinical trial involving 1000 adults with PPMS globally and Multiple Sclerosis NZ is excited to see 4 trial sites taking part in NZ based out of Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin DHBs.
Clinical Trial for Potential MS Treatment: clozapine and risperidone – Clinical Trial to explore whether clozapine and risperidone, which are currently used to treat mental illnesses and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the brain, can also be useful for treating MS.
End of Life Choice Study – seeking volunteers who are nearing the end of life who are willing to share their views in an interview.
Virtual Reality Exergaming – An MS rehabilitation study to explore the views of people with MS (PwMS) to potentially use VR-exergaming to improve physical function and cognition. Nov 2021
Vitamin D MS Prevention Trial – PrevANZ – Australia and NZ based trial that will test whether vitamin D supplementation can prevent MS
Comparing Australia and New Zealand MS Populations Project (COMPANZ) – Exploring the long-term effects of MS disease modifying treatments (DMTs) by comparing people with MS living in Australia and New Zealand
Support for males assisting those with MS – investigating levels of social support, carer burden, willingness to seek help and attributes related to gender role.
If you have a participation opportunity we ask that you submit:
Once all the required information has been received and reviewed information will be made available on our website.
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DMT's available for the treatment of MS in New Zealand.