Pain Forecast survey

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In 2016, the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis at the University of Manchester ran a large study, collecting data about people’s symptoms and comparing this to the weather.

Using this data, the researchers are now aiming to build a pain forecast. This will be like a weather forecast but used for predicting pain severity in the near future. Being able to forecast pain severity in this way will provide benefits for patients in the future.

In this second phase, a survey will ask people with chronic pain what information that they would be interested in receiving about pain severity.

The study will collect responses via this short questionnaire.

The research is being conducted by Claire Little (PhD student, Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis, University of Manchester) and supervised by Professor John McBeth (Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis, University of Manchester).

See also: Guest blog by Claire Little, PhD researcher, from August 2021.

To participate in this research, you must be over the age of 18, with a chronic pain condition, live in the UK, and be able to read English.