Curtin University metacognition study

What do you think when you’re in pain?

Researchers at Curtin University are looking for volunteers to complete an anonymous online survey. They are exploring the beliefs (called metacognitions) that might guide our thinking processes when we’re in pain. Participants go in a draw to win an iPad!

The researcher are looking for people with current muscle or joint pain (e.g. neck, back, shoulder, knee pain) or have an ongoing chronic pain condition (e.g. fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, arthritis).

If you are willing to participate and meet the inclusion criteria, you will complete several questionnaires through the link below about different aspects of your pain experience. This should take 20-40 minutes.

This study has ethical approval from WA Department of Health (South Metropolitan Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee, approval 14/79) and Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (approval HR23/2015).

To find out more, contact the researchers or access the Participant Information Sheet here. To participate, go to


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