Research Involvement Opportunities - Arthritis Action

Research Involvement Opportunities

The Warwick Study of Mental Defeat in Chronic Pain

Researchers at the University of Warwick WITHIN Project are looking for participants (aged 18+ and English speaking) with a diagnosed chronic pain condition to take part in a lab-based study, funded by the Medical Research Council, investigating how mental defeat impacts distress and disability in chronic pain patients. Participants must be willing to travel to the University of Warwick based in Coventry.

If you agree to take part in the study, you will be invited to attend a test session with one of the researchers at the University of Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory located at the main Central Campus in Coventry.  The test session typically takes no longer than 2.5 hours. As a thank you for your time, at the end of the lab-based study you will receive a £20 Amazon voucher as a reimbursement of your time and travel expenses.

More details can be found in the  Participant Information Leaflet and you can also find out more about the study on the WITHIN Project website.

If you would like to take part, please first complete this short screening questionnaire.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact withinstudy@warwick.ac.uk.

This research opportunity is NOT organised by Arthritis Action and we cannot take responsibility for your involvement.

University of the West of Scotland

Are you aged 18+, do you live in Scotland, and have you made a treatment or healthcare decision? If so, a researcher from University of the West of Scotland would like to hear from you. I am looking for people who fit the criteria to take part in a 45-60 minute interview over Zoom for my final PhD study.

The purpose of the study is to examine the views of individuals with chronic pain and within the general Scottish population on their experiences of medical shared decision-making (the conversation that happens between a patient and their healthcare professional to reach a healthcare choice together).

If you or anyone you know is interested in taking part, please send an email to Abbie.McGuire@uws.ac.uk. I will then send you more information about the study and we can arrange a day and time that suits you for the interview.

This research opportunity is NOT organised by Arthritis Action and we cannot take responsibility for your involvement.

 

Queen Mary University of London

Do you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, experience fatigue as a symptom, and are you aged 18 to 55? If so I would like to hear from you.

As a researcher at QMUL I am exploring the fatigue experience of people with Rheumatoid Arthritis and seeking a number of participants for online interviews to share their fatigue experience. The findings from the interviews will help to inform the design of a technological intervention that can be used by people experiencing fatigue to support their needs in this context.

To find out more and to take part in our online interviews please complete this questionnaire.

For any questions about the research, contact Maha Albarrak at m.albarrak@qmul.ac.uk.

You can also view the researcher’s profile here.

This research opportunity is NOT organised by Arthritis Action and we cannot take responsibility for your involvement.

Cardiff University

Research Questionnaire: How much does a person’s health condition affect the life quality of their partner and family members?

A person’s arthritis can affect the lives of partners and family members, but this important impact is often ignored. Researchers at Cardiff University, as part of a university PhD project, have created a simple questionnaire to measure this impact. They need your help to test this questionnaire before it can be used routinely to better understand and care for the health and social needs of partners and families. The researchers are inviting people affected by arthritis and their partners or other family members (aged at least 18 years old) to complete this 5-minute survey.

For Participant Information and to complete the survey questionnaire, please follow this link.

You do not need to contact the researchers to take part in the study but if you have any questions about it, you can email Rubina Shah at ShahR45@cardiff.ac.uk.

This research opportunity is NOT organised by Arthritis Action and we cannot take responsibility for your involvement.