Clinical Trials

Elbow Pain Study

Researchers at Western Sydney University are recruiting for a study to better understand elbow pain.

The study will explore whether brain function alters due to elbow pain. The test session will take approximately 2 hours and you will be reimbursed for your time and travel. The session will be held at Western Sydney University, Campbelltown campus.


Read more: Elbow Pain Study

Studies Looking at CRPS in Young People

A team of researchers at University of Bath have two studies on CRPS that are recruiting participants for. The two studies are:
     1. exploring how young people with CRPS think about their future (20-25 minute online survey)
     2. exploring how parents of young people with CRPS think about their child’s future (20-25 minute online survey)

The researchers will sending participants Amazon vouchers to thank them for their time.

Read more: Studies Looking at CRPS in Young People

UTS Chronic Pain Research

Do You Have Chronic Pain?

You are invited to take part in our research examining the relationship between chronic pain and eating behaviours.

A flyer for the research can be found here or go straight to the UTS Health website here for further information.

Pain Management and Medication Use: Knowledge and Attitudes of Chronic Pain Patients

The aim of the present study is to examine knowledge and attitudes towards pain management and medication use in chronic pain patients.

Participants with chronic pain will be asked to fill out a short online questionnaire about their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours related to pain management and medication use. Participation in this study will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Participants who complete the questionnaire will go into the draw to win 1 of 2 $100 gift cards

You can complete the survey by following the link here or by clicking the University of Queensland logo below.

UoQ Psychology Dept 

Cognitive Impacts of Opioid Therapy in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patients

This survey is looking at pain, cognitive functioning (e.g. memory), and physical and mental health in people who are using prescription-only opioid medications to manage chronic, non-cancer pain (e.g. low back pain, arthritis).

The survey is online – it takes about 15 minutes to complete, and participants can enter the draw to win a $50 Coles Myer voucher at the end.

Participants need to be currently experiencing chronic non-cancer pain (so, 3 months or longer, and not pain that is related to cancer) AND be using prescription-only opioid medications. I’m mainly looking for participants within Australia, though the survey is open to anyone. It will be running until at least the middle of next year.

The survey is available at the University of Tasmania

The Language of Chronic Pain – University of Technology Sydney

The aim of this study is to explore the language (in particular, the metaphors)which people living with chronic pain use to describe their pain experience. As there is currently no objective biomedical test for the existence or nature of pain, language is of vital importance to the chronic pain experience.

After completing the survey, you will have the chance to enter the draw to win one of five $100 Visa Gift Cards.

To participate, you will need to have chronic pain (pain lasting 12 weeks or longer) and be aged 18 years or older, with good English comprehension and writing ability.

What is involved: Completion of an anonymous online survey, which should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

To read the Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form and complete the survey please click HERE.

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Fear of Pain and Coping Strategies Survey

 University of AdelaideWhat effect fear of pain and coping strategies have on chronic pain patients' wellbeing?

The University of Adelaide, researchers Dr Manasi Mittinty and Prof Lisa Jamieson would like to invite individuals who experience persistent pain (more than 6 months) to participate in an online survey study. This study aims at understanding the affect fear of pain and coping strategies have on patients' overall well-being. If you have persistent pain, and are aged 18 years and above, please participate. If you know someone with persistent pain, please pass this on. It will take about 20-25 minutes. We know your time is precious and we are grateful for it should you be able to help. Your help and support in promoting this survey by alerting people through your social media contacts is very much appreciated.

The survey link can be located here.

The Cognitive Impacts of Opioid Therapy Study

The University of Tasmania is conducting an online survey of people who use prescription opioids to manage chronic pain, and the effects that such medications may have on other parts of life.

Read more: The Cognitive Impacts of Opioid Therapy Study

Investigating Treatments for Fibromyalgia

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) at the Alfred Hospital is currently seeking volunteers for a clinical trial of a non-medication investigational treatment for fibromyalgia.

From the preliminary results of a previous study, we are investigating an improved transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol. The improvement is that there is some evidence that the newer treatment protocol may have more pronounced effects on the brain (and therefore greater clinical improvement) than standard rTMS and does not require much time commitment from the participant.

Further details and contact information can be found on the MAPrc flier.

Sleep and Back Pain Study

Do you have or know someone with back pain and trouble sleeping?

Join a six week online program to improve sleep quality and reduce back pain!

This study is open to twin and non-twin participants. Please see the corresponding Participant Information Form by clicking Read more.

Read more: Sleep and Back Pain Study

Take-home Naloxone Recruitment

Would you like to share your views on opioid overdose and naloxone?

If so, we would like to speak to you.

A new study based at Curtin University aims to explore personal experiences of opioid medication consumption and knowledge of take-home naloxone.

The study is open to anyone aged 18 and over.
People with past experiences are also encouraged to participate.

The purpose of the study is to gather information about experiences after taking opioid medication and your knowledge of take-home naloxone (a drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdose). We are keen to hear from you even if you haven’t heard of take-home naloxone before. This research will help us develop an online information resource about take-home naloxone.

Participation involves a confidential audio recorded interview of about one hour, and you will be reimbursed $50 for your time.

The interviews will be conducted in a location of your choice.

For additional information, or to participate in the study, please contact Adrian Farrugia on 03 9079 2205 / 0467 633 751 or at: [email protected]

Further information can be found on the flyer located here or on the website here.



The Australian Pain Management Association Ltd. (APMA) is a health promotion charity providing advocacy, information and practical support for people living with chronic (persistent) pain and their families. APMA is the consumer health organisation for all Australians who live with pain. APMA is your voice.


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