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Join our study to help people with chronic pain issues

Our researchers need volunteers for a study on how adults with chronic pain perceive acceptable pain.

Department of Psychology researchers are performing a qualitative study on how people experience pain. This aims to increase the understanding of the experiences of individuals with chronic pain.

Chronic pain can significantly interfere with a person’s everyday functioning. It often has a detrimental impact on mental health, and interactions with friends and family.

The subjective and varied nature of chronic pain means that it is very difficult to quantify. Despite this, it is still common practice for pain rating scales to be used as a measure of a patient’s pain, especially when healthcare professionals do not have a shared understanding of the meaning of the scores generated.

Take part in this research

We're recruiting for this study until 4 September 2021.


You must be at least 18 years of age and have experience of living with chronic pain

What you’ll do

An online survey. This will take around 15-20 minutes.

Why take part

Your participation could help to improve future treatment for people with chronic pain.

What you’ll get for taking part in the study

You will be entered into a prize draw to win an Amazon gift voucher. You could win two vouchers in the prize draw.

Your personal information

Data collected in this study will remain anonymous. Email addresses will be gathered for sending the link to the second part of the study, but this will be done in a separate form meaning your email address will not be linked to any data. Your email address will then be deleted and will not be used for any other purpose. The consent form and study will be completed via Qualtrics, a secure survey platform. Data collection and retention will comply fully with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will only be accessible to the lead researcher and their supervisor.

If you're interested in taking part, we'd love to hear from you

Email to take part

Contact us

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact the lead researcher