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Dating among Single Women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Updated

The following message is being sent out on behalf of Danielle Blackmore, PhD Student in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University.  If you have any question regarding this study, please contact Danielle directly.  The contact information is listed below.

Danielle is currently conducting a study examining the dating experiences of single women living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of the study is to understand the impact of MS in the formation and quality of dating relationships among single women.

Only women who did not participate in the first phase of our research can take part in the interview.

If you are a single woman who has been diagnosed with MS and are between the ages of 20-40 or 50-65 we invite you to take part in our study. This study has been reviewed by the Ryerson Research Ethics Board. Participants who take part in the project can expect:

1. A short phone call to make sure that you are eligible to be in the study.

2. To complete a 60-minute audio recorded phone interview about how MS has impacted your dating experiences and self-image. To take part in the study, you must:

•      Be between 20-40 years-of-age or 50-65 years-of-age

•      Have been diagnosed with MS for at least six months

•      Self-identify as presently single

•      Be fluent in English

•      Be female

All inquiries will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

To be a part of the study, contact our study staff:
Phone: 1-(800)-964-1437 or E-mail:
You will receive a $30 gift card for your time.


Contact information:

Danielle Blackmore
PhD Student, Clinical Psychology
Ryerson University
Phone: 1-800-964-1437

* Click here to view the recruitement flyer.

Barriers to Health Promotion for Women with MS

If you are a Canadian Woman with MS over the age of 18 we want your input!
Studies have shown that women with MS face many barriers when trying to access health services. These barriers can be both physical and attitudinal. Very few studies have looked at the population of Canadian women with MS, which is why we need your help!
This information is being gathered in order to establish a data-base of information on women with MS and to help develop better services to fit the needs of women with MS. Your participation is, therefore,  HIGHLY valuable to us and your contribution to this research is greatly appreciated. Please note that ALL answers are kept in the strictest confidence and ALL surveys are kept anonymous. We will not ask any information that will identify you personally. 
To complete the questionnaire please click on the link provided.
For those of you who attended the April HRM Chapter meeting, Kristine Lynn Webber, Master’s candidate in Health Promotion, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, referred to this study during her presentation “Preventive Health Measures for Canadian Women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).”   Kristine is working with Dr. Christine Short, Physiatrist, from the Nova Scotia Rehab. on this study.  In addition to this email, a link for the survey will also be found on the HRM Chapter website. 
If you have any questions regarding the survey, you may contact Emily McCallum, Research Assistant, at
Thank you!


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