ACTIVE TEENS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (ATOMIC)

Physical Activity, Quality of Life, and Disease Outcomes in Youth with Multiple Sclerosis: The Atomic (Active Teens Multiple Sclerosis) Physical Activity Research Program

We developed a physical activity intervention using a mobile app tailored for youth with multiple sclerosis (MS). We propose to test the feasibility of implementing this intervention in youth with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to examine the extent to which the intervention can change physical activity levels in this population. We will also evaluate improvement in regional brain volumes, mood, and quality of life in these youth.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, DEPRESSION, AND FATIGUE IN PAEDIATRIC MS

The objectives of this study are to examine the relationship between moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity and symptoms of fatigue and depression among youth with demyelinating conditions over time.

SLEEP, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MS SYMPTOMS IN PEDIATRIC MS

Our goal is to understand sleep problems in youth with multiple sclerosis (MS). We will also study how sleep habits, physical activity, and disease symptoms are related to one another in these youth. In addition, we will measure physical activity in all participants. Finally, we will assess levels of disease activity, fatigue and depression in order to understand how these disease symptoms are related to sleep and physical activity.

PHSYICAL ACTIVITY BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS

This research study is designed to learn about the amount and type of physical activities that are done by youth with neuroinflammation and also by healthy youth.