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The transition from relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) can be difficult to pinpoint and the period of uncertainty can last for 2–3 years.1 It is important that patients are provided with information on the signs of transition, and how these changes in their multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms can be managed. It is also helpful for those patients already diagnosed with SPMS to better understand how to manage their symptoms and to ensure they remain adequately supported while living with SPMS.

Living well with MS – Managing the change was developed in collaboration with a UK MS Nurse steering group. It contains a suite of materials to support MS centres with the organisation and hosting of educational sessions for all MS patients who would like to understand more about the course of the disease.

The suite of materials can be downloaded below.

Briefing document

The downloadable briefing document below outlines how these suite of materials can be used.

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HCP resources

Slide decks to support HCPs with the delivery of educational sessions for MS patients.

 

Image with text saying 'Living well with MS managing the change: Your MS journey so far. Title under the image 'Your MS journey so far'. Topics covered: What causes MS, how it is diagnosed, what relapses mean and how to manage symptoms 

YOUR MS JOURNEY SO FAR

Covering topics such as why MS occurs, how it is diagnosed, what relapses mean and how to manage symptoms.

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 Image with text saying 'Living well with MS managing the change: Recognising progression'. Title under the image 'Recognising progression'. Topics covered: What progression means, why progression occurs, how progression is diagnosed and how it can be managed 

RECOGNISING PROGRESSION

Covering topics such as what progression means, why progression occurs, how progression is diagnosed and how it can be managed.

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Image with text saying 'Living well with MS managing the change: Lifestyle and wellbeing'. Title under the image 'Lifestyle and wellbeing'. Topics covered: Brain health, the importance of exercise and a healthy diet in MS, and the ways in which stress can be managed. 

LIFESTYLE AND WELL-BEING

Covering topics such as brain health, the importance of exercise and a healthy diet in MS, and the ways in which stress can be managed.

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Image with text saying 'Living well with MS managing the change: What's new in MS'. Title under the image 'What’s new in MS'. Topics covered: progress in MS research, participation in clinical trials and the future of MS research.  

WHAT’S NEW IN MS

Covering topics such as the latest developments and future of MS research as well as participation in clinical trials.

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Patient resources

Image of factsheet with icons and text. Factsheets for patients to take away based on the associated slide decks. 

FACT SHEETS

Patient fact sheet for each of the modules, with key information on MS and well-being.

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 Image of resources guide. Resources guide for patients to take away 

RESOURCES GUIDE

A print version is available on request – get in touch.

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HCP, healthcare professional; MS, multiple sclerosis; RRMS, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis; SPMS, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Reference

  1. Sand I, et al. Mult Scler 2014;20(12):1654–1657.
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