Multiple Sclerosis Health Resource Utilization Survey

The Multiple Sclerosis Health Resource Utilization Survey (MS-HRS) is a multilingual, reliable, valid and easy to administer questionnaire providing a holistic cross-sectional and longitudinal assessment of resource utilization in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

An expert group consisting of neurologists, healthcare administrators, psychologists and MS nurses at the Multiple Sclerosis Centre, University Hospital Dresden developed the item pool in German between 2011 and 2014. The first version of the MS-HRS was created as addition to register-like non-interventional studies that were emerging at the time. After incorporating the feedback from patients, nurses and physicians, a second version was built in 2016 that aimed to be more time-efficient. The adaptive version of the MS-HRS in its German and translated English version is the result of the third round of development.


The Multiple Sclerosis Health Resource Utilization Survey (MS-HRS): Development and Validation Study. Ness NH, Haase R, Kern R, Schriefer D, Ettle B, Cornelissen C, Akguen K, Ziemssen T. J Med Internet Res 2020;22(3):e17921. DOI: 10.2196/17921

Development of the adaptive, bilingual Multiple Sclerosis Health Resource Survey (MS-HRS). Haase R, Kern R, Akgün A., Wunderlich M, Dominik M, Ziemssen T. 2018. 34th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Berlin.

Differentiating societal costs of disability worsening in multiple sclerosis. Ness NH, Schriefer D, Haase R, Ettle B, Cornelissen C, Ziemssen T. 2019. J Neurol. 2019 Dec 17. doi: 10.1007/s00415-019-09676-4.

More publications and congress contributions will be published in 2020.


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