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Evaluating the impact of the Understanding Multiple Sclerosis online course on participant MS knowledge, health literacy, resilience, self-efficacy, quality of life, and MS symptom severity

Bessing, B, van der Mei, I ORCID: 0000-0001-9009-7472, Taylor, BVM, Honan, CA ORCID: 0000-0001-5735-4270, Blizzard, L ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-6943 and Claflin, SB ORCID: 0000-0001-6545-946X 2022 , 'Evaluating the impact of the Understanding Multiple Sclerosis online course on participant MS knowledge, health literacy, resilience, self-efficacy, quality of life, and MS symptom severity' , Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, vol. 60, no. 103717 , doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2022.103717.

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about the impact of online health education on multiple sclerosis (MS)-related knowledge and other health outcomes in the MS community. Objectives: To estimate the impact of participating in a massive open online course (MOOC) about MS on course completer MS-related knowledge, health literacy (HL), self-efficacy, resilience, quality of life, and MS symptom severity. Methods: In this cohort study, using a single group pre-test/post-test design (n=560), we examined the effects of MOOC participation on MS-related knowledge and other outcomes using a paired t-test. We used regression and structural equation modelling to examine the association between participant characteristics, changes in other outcomes, and changes in MS-related knowledge. Results: We found significant increases in MS-related knowledge for people living with MS (PwMS) (+2.13 points, p Conclusions: There was a significant increase in MS-related knowledge, which was unrelated to the changes in the other study outcomes, both for PwMS and for those not living with MS. Outcome-specific health educational interventions may be needed to effect change in other health outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bessing, B and van der Mei, I and Taylor, BVM and Honan, CA and Blizzard, L and Claflin, SB
Keywords: health literacy, MS-related knowledge, quality of life, resilience, self-efficacy, multiple sclerosis, health promotion
Journal or Publication Title: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Publisher: Elsevier BV
ISSN: 2211-0348
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.msard.2022.103717
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