The DPQoL is working to develop a comprehensive fall prevention program for wheelchair and scooter users with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) using an innovative and interactive mobile application (iROLL-O+). The study is sponsored by Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and is performed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Previous studies have found that 69% of individuals living with SCI who use wheelchairs and scooters fall at least once in one year period and 75% of individuals with MS experience at least one fall per six months. The programs aim is to implement an accessible, user-centered, and effective fall education intervention within a mobile environment to decrease fall frequency among individuals who use wheelchairs and scooters living with SCI and MS.
To participate in this study, you should be:
• Self-report a diagnosis of spinal cord injury or Multiple Sclerosis
• Be ≥18 years old
• Use a wheelchair or scooter as the main mobility device for at least 75% of mobility
• Have access to an internet-capable device (smartphone, tablet, or computer)
• Have access to the internet
• Have experienced at least 1 fall in the past 3 years
• Be able and willing to use Zoom video-conferencing software.
If you are interested in participating, please contact us at: email@example.com or 217-333-4650.