What can I do for the SWIMS project?
Every six months, you will need to complete a SWIMS booklet. In these booklets, we ask participants about their: symptoms, contact with health professionals, relapses, and medication taken. The booklets also include a range of “rating scales” that measure different aspects of MS like fatigue and walking.
If participants come to clinic their neurologist may also record and share with SWIMS the person’s score on the “EDSS” – the neurologist’s view of how much MS has affected the person.
Join the UK MS Register
From 2018, SWIMS is being managed as a sub-study of the UK MS Register. People who join SWIMS also automatically join the Register