Chronic pain study

Research exploring experiences of living with chronic pain in early adulthood

What is the purpose of the study?

In the UK, chronic pain affects over eight million people. Young adulthood is often perceived as a time where individuals are of optimal health, however research suggests that approximately 20-30% of young people experience persistent pain.

Therefore, Staffordshire University is conducting this research to explore experiences of living with chronic pain in early adulthood. In particular, there will be a focus on coping, managing and living with chronic pain.

For more information, please see the information leaflet linked here.

Who can take part?

People who are:

  • aged 18 – 30
  • UK based
  • experience chronic pain (pain that has persisted for more than 3 months)

What will the study involve?

  • a short online survey
  • an interview via Microsoft Teams that will last approximately 1 hour

Where does the study take place?

  • Online via Microsoft Teams

How to take part?

  • If you would like to take part, please complete the content form and short demographics survey here.
  • If you meet the inclusion criteria, Paige Karadag (DHealthPsy student at Staffordshire University) will then be in touch via email to arrange an interview.