Individualized Reduction of Falls Intervention Program – Mobile Health Application (iROLL-O+)

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.

Phase I of this study is going on with completing a preliminary version of this mobile application. We will conduct virtual focus group sessions with individuals using wheelchairs and scooters living with MS and SCI and will use their feedback to improve our mHealth application in terms of usefulness, ease of use, and adding other components if required.

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: or 217-333-4650.