About the Authors

Christoph Heesen

Contributed equally to this work with: Christoph Heesen, Wolfgang Gaissmaier

heesen@uke.uni-hamburg.de

Affiliation Institute for Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research and Department of Neurology, Hamburg, Germany

Wolfgang Gaissmaier

Contributed equally to this work with: Christoph Heesen, Wolfgang Gaissmaier

Affiliation Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Franziska Nguyen

Affiliation Institute for Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research and Department of Neurology, Hamburg, Germany

Jan-Patrick Stellmann

Affiliation Institute for Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research and Department of Neurology, Hamburg, Germany

Jürgen Kasper

Affiliation Institute for Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research and Department of Neurology, Hamburg, Germany

Sascha Köpke

Affiliations Institute for Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research and Department of Neurology, Hamburg, Germany, Institute of Social Medicine, Nursing Research Group, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

Christian Lederer

Affiliation Sylvia Lawry Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research & Human Motion Institute, Munich, Germany

Anneke Neuhaus

Affiliation Sylvia Lawry Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research & Human Motion Institute, Munich, Germany

Martin Daumer

Affiliation Sylvia Lawry Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research & Human Motion Institute, Munich, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CH MD WG. Performed the experiments: FN. Analyzed the data: WG AN CL. Wrote the paper: CH MD AN CL JS SK JK.