Professor Paula Kersten, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Rehabilitation, is part of the research team with colleagues at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, where Professor Kersten previously worked, and Bournemouth University.
There are more than 100,000 people with Multiple Sclerosis in the UK and 100 people are diagnosed every week. A large percentage suffer extreme lethargy but research has shown that the app ‘MS Energise’ can provide a positive strategy to combat the problem.
Researchers found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helped people with MS cope better by changing the way they think and behave. They then adapted face-to-face CBT into a digital, self-guided format.