Research Involvement Opportunities - Arthritis Action

Research Involvement Opportunities

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.

University of Warwick WITHIN Project

The Warwick Study of Mental Defeat in Chronic Pain (WITHIN Project) is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and is investigating how mental defeat can influence pain sensation, sleep patterns, social activity, physical activity and general health and wellbeing in individuals who have chronic pain.

We are currently looking for volunteers (UK-only) aged 18-65 with chronic pain conditions to complete a short online questionnaire. The questionnaire has three completion time points and participants will receive a £5 Amazon voucher for each time point that they complete. In addition to this, we have also just launched our new 100% remote access Longitudinal Sleep-Tracking Study! As part of the Sleep Tracking Study, participants will get the opportunity to wear an ActiWatch for a 7-day tracking period, receive a personalised breakdown of their sleep, and receive a £10 Amazon voucher. Please note, in order to participate in the Sleep-Tracking Study, participants must have completed our main questionnaire first.

For more information, or to find out if you are eligible to complete the main questionnaire, please follow this link.

You can also find out more about this study on the WITHIN Project website.

If you have any questions about the study, please email the team at withinstudy@warwick.ac.uk.

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

University of Manchester

Patient and Public Involvement for collaboratively identifying outcomes for a pain forecast

Researchers at the University of Manchester are working to build a ‘pain forecast’, that would provide predictions about pain severity for people living with chronic pain. To make sure that this forecast is useful, they are recruiting for a focus group and a questionnaire. This will help them in learning the information that people with chronic pain conditions would like to see in a pain forecast.

Find out more information and sign up, by following this link.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact: claire.little@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

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