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Behavioral Intervention for Sexual Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis (BIPAMS-SD Trial)

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Research Sponsored by University of Alabama at Birmingham
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age between 18 and 45 years
Female diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline, week 16
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BIPAMS-SD Trial Summary

This trial looks at whether an internet-delivered physical activity intervention can help improve sexual dysfunction in women with MS.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for women aged 18-45 with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and sexual dysfunction, who are in a committed relationship. Participants must be able to walk without help, have low physical activity levels, internet access, speak English, and not be at risk of injury from exercise.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests an online program promoting physical activity (BIPAMS) to improve sexual dysfunction in women with MS. It explores if regular exercise can enhance well-being and quality of life by managing symptoms related to sexual health.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since the intervention involves lifestyle changes rather than medication, side effects may include typical exercise-related issues such as muscle soreness or fatigue but no pharmacological side effects.

BIPAMS-SD Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 18 and 45 years old.
I am a woman with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
I can walk without help and my mobility is only slightly limited.

BIPAMS-SD Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline, week 16
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline, week 16 for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change from baseline Sexual Dysfunction at 16 weeks
Secondary outcome measures
Change from baseline Physical activity at 16 weeks
Change from baseline Sexual Dysfunction in MS at 16 weeks
Change from baseline physical activity duration at 16 weeks
Other outcome measures
Change from Baseline Anxiety at 16 weeks
Change from Baseline Couple Satisfaction at 16 weeks
Change from Baseline Depression at 16 weeks
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BIPAMS-SD Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Behavioral Intervention for Physical Activity in MS (BIPAMS)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
A behavioral intervention that involves an internet website and one-on-one video coaching calls for increasing physical activity in people with MS.
Group II: waitlist control conditionActive Control1 Intervention
Participants will have 16-weeks of no intervention or interaction.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Alabama at BirminghamLead Sponsor
1,583 Previous Clinical Trials
2,280,014 Total Patients Enrolled
37 Trials studying Multiple Sclerosis
45,253 Patients Enrolled for Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyOTHER
95 Previous Clinical Trials
9,453 Total Patients Enrolled
93 Trials studying Multiple Sclerosis
9,099 Patients Enrolled for Multiple Sclerosis

Media Library

Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial 2023: Behavioural intervention for physical activity for multiple sclerosis (BIPAMS) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04768777 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is it possible to join this research initiative?

"For eligibility, this trial requires that participants are between 18 and 45 years of age, have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in its acute relapsing form, and is seeking to enrol approximately 30 people."

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Is the age criterion for this experiment limited to those over fifty years of age?

"This medical evaluation is presently open to individuals above the age of 18 and below 45 years old."

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Is this scientific experiment presently taking on new participants?

"The records posted to clinicaltrials.gov reveal that this trial is not actively accepting participants at the moment, with its last update being on May 7th 2022 and its original posting date being June 1st 2021. Nevertheless, there are currently 567 other studies looking for volunteers."

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~20 spots leftby Dec 2025