• Opinions of People with Chronic Pain - QUT

    How does communication with a doctor influences persistent pain management?

    The research team is recruiting participants by advertising this survey to members of the general public who have had an experience with persistent pain. Participant's opinions on pain communication and pain medication will help them design education resources that can be made available to the public.

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • 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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    UTS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Help to validate the “Engaged Living Scale”

    Kerryn Rowe is currently enrolled in a Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at the University of New England, Armidale. She is currently looking for participants for her Master’s research project.

    The aim of this study is to validate the “Engaged Living Scale” with Australians who experience chronic pain. The “Engaged Living Scale” is a questionnaire that measures a person’s awareness of their personal values, and the degree to which those values guide a person’s actions in everyday life.

    The Engaged Living Scale helps to guide the choice of treatment in the framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Acceptance and commitment therapy is an effective evidence-based therapy for many problems, including chronic pain. The aim of ACT is to help people live life fully, guided by their core values, experiencing all facets of life mindfully, including painful thoughts, sensations and emotions. ACT teaches psychological skills, including mindfulness, to help reduce the impact and effect of painful thoughts, sensations and emotions.

    The online survey asks about your awareness of your values, and the degree to which you are about able to live your life according to your values, despite difficulties that may be due to your chronic pain.

    If you experience chronic pain and are over 18 years old, Kerryn would be grateful for your participation. It should take about 20 minutes to complete the questionnaires. If you would like to find about more about this research and potentially participate, please click through for further information.

    Feel free to share this link with anyone who may be interested in participating.

     

  • Oral medication trial - sciatica - Adelaide

    The PARC clinical unit associated with the Royal Adelaide Hospital has initiated a clinical study for a new oral medication taken at home to treat sciatica. If you have sciatica, live in the Adelaide area, and are interested in participating in this study or obtaining further information, please call PARC on 08 8222 2712.

    You can view a news report about the trial here

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  • Griffith University study - why some people develop chronic pain

    Do you have pain which has developed in the last 12 months? VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO TAKE PART IN THIS IMPORTANT RESEARCH.

    A research study being undertaken by Griffith University examining psychological, physical and social risk and protective factors which contribute to the development of persistent pain and/or the way individuals learn to cope with their pain is looking for volunteers to participate in this important research.

    The study aims to help health practitioners identify people who may be at risk of developing long-term persistent pain and associated complications such as disability (physical and social) and mental health issues. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire at three points in time. The first questionnaire should be completed now and then you will receive reminders to complete a second questionnaire in three months and then again in six months.

    The questionnaire covers a wide range of topics, including your diagnosis, pain levels, physical symptoms, your background and other related factors.

    The first questionnaire will take approximately half an hour to complete. You can complete the questionnaires online, on the telephone or via a questionnaire booklet. You can access the online questionnaire here.

    Please email [email protected] or telephone 0438 451053 to arrange alternative ways to complete the survey or for more information. Further information available pdfhere207.85 KB.

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