NUI Galway Call For Participates - COB-MS

A cognitive occupation-based programme for people with multiple sclerosis: A randomised controlled pilot trial to improve cognition and daily functioning for people with multiple sclerosis.

A significant proportion of the 9,000 people in Ireland living with MS have difficulties with cognition (memory, concentration, problem-solving), which impacts on quality of life and the ease with which they complete their daily tasks. The Cognitive Occupation-Based Programme for People with MS (COB-MS) was developed to address the wide-ranging symptoms that present in MS, with an emphasis on the ability to maintain employment, social activities, managing the home and self-care. It is focused on rehabilitation through an individualised cognitive intervention that is run by a qualified occupational therapist.


The aim of the current research is to evaluate the programme as well as its preliminary effects on cognitive and daily functioning. Thus, we are currently recruiting people living with MS to receive the COB-MS.


We are looking to recruit people with MS who fit the following criteria: 1) aged 18 years of age or older, 2) fluent in written and spoken English, 3) experiencing cognitive difficulties, 4) are not having an active relapse. Some further criteria also apply, details of which are in the information sheet and can be provided by the research team.

Requirements and commitment required to participate will be sent to anyone interested in learning more about the project.

Get in touch

If you have any further questions or advice or are interested in taking part, please don't hesitate to contact the research team at or 0874491154.