Chronic pain is widely misunderstood and there is still a lot we need to learn about why it exists, why certain people are affected and not others, and how to treat it.
By participating in surveys and trials conducted by leading research institutions, you will help improve our body of knowledge about pain and help develop new and better treatments and management strategies.
Many research requests are online surveys and will require only a few minutes of your time. Others are clinical trials that offer the opportunity to receive treatments at no cost, which may lead to improvement in your symptoms.
While we aim to ensure that all of the surveys and trials we list are up-to-date, some may have closed early due to reaching sufficient numbers.
Are you a woman aged between 20 and 50? Have you experienced physical and/or psychological trauma? Do you live with chronic pain? This Monash University study provides an opportunity to take part in eight weeks of FREE supervised exercise classes, offered at numerous sites around metro Melbourne, that are safe and potentially beneficial for chronic pain.
Participation requires medical clearance from a medical practitioner, providing a blood sample and completing a range of psychological and health questionnaires before and after the eight weeks.
If you are interested in participating, or would like to know more about the study please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Alison on 03 9902 4493 or 0413 066 324. You can also download the flyer. Recruitment open until 31 July 2017.
Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health is offering a free online course to help people manage chronic pain, anxiety and depression, as part of a research trial to develop an effective evidence-based online support program. Outcomes of the first trial, published in the journal Pain, revealed significantly greater improvements in participants' reported disability, anxiety and depression, with more than 95 percent of participants reporting the Pain Course was worth their time, and they would recommend it to others. For further information call 02 9850 9464.
The ACI Pain Management Network is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers. You will hear from other people, just like you and learn how they too have lived with chronic pain. The website has a number of episodes which should be viewed over several days to weeks. If anyone has concerns viewing or reading the material. they should consult their doctor or health professional. Clinicians - please click here Consumers - please click here
The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre at the Alfred Hospital is currently seeking volunteers for a clinical trial of non-medication investigational treatment for fibromyalgia called repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please contact Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon on 03 9076 9860 Bernadette.email@example.com please click here for more information
No cost treatment for chronic low back pain: This program of research is designed to help low back pain sufferers learn non-pharmacological techniques to reduce the disability and intensity of low back pain, as well as the associated distress. Trained professionals provide 8 low back pain management classes, at no cost, with 6-11 other individuals with low back pain.
Contact Dr Melissa Day, MA(Clin), PhD at: Phone: 33 656 421 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The most common somatic-health complaints experienced by children and adolescents include recurring abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal symptoms, recurring headaches, chest pains, dizziness and nausea. Learn more and complete the intake form. Participants required: Children and adolescents aged 7-17 years who are experiencing recurring somatic health complaints for a minimum of 3-months. Contact: For more information, please email Associate Professor Maria Kangas email@example.com or telephone Pip Eve or Brita List on (02) 9850 4082.
Pain @ Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is undertaking research into the role of acceptance in chronic pain, and is seeking clinicians who treat people with chronic pain to complete an online questionnaire. Greater acceptance of chronic pain is associated with less distress and disability. Pragmatically, however, the idea that one might want to be more "accepting" of chronic pain runs contrary to common sense. To examine this further, NeuRA needs 200 clinicians to answer a 10-minute questionnaire.
Study Description: This study is part of a chronic pain study. Dr Stapleton is leading the study in her role within the Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University.
What you will be asked to do: You will be asked to answer questions online about your chronic pain experience. These are anonymous and the survey is voluntary. No identifying information will be collected. Tel: +61 7 5595 4194 Fax: +61 7 5595 1120 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are interested in your experiences and perspectives of recovery following injury in a motor vehicle crash.
Following a road traffic crash, some individuals might recover without complication, while others will experience more challenges. The Recover Injury IMPACT Study aims to understand why some people experience more challenges than others as they progress along their journey to recovery.
This project aims to investigate whether a new psychological program, completed on a computer once a week for 3 consecutive weeks, can reduce chronic pain and associated health outcomes. Participation will include completing 3 short computer-based sessions (10-20 min each, over 3 weeks at one of the QUT Brisbane campuses) and some online surveys.