Last updated Aug 9, 2019
UK Biobank is again calling on its participants to help – this time to answer questions about their digestive health.
We know surprisingly little about what makes one person develop stomach problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and another person not, which is why we are contacting participants and asking them to spare 10 minutes to complete our latest survey.
Even if you have never suffered with digestive problems, we would very much appreciate receiving information from you, as it will be valuable to researchers trying to understand why some people develop these conditions and others do not.
As always, the responses to this email questionnaire are confidential and will only be used for research which does not identify you. The questionnaire supports all the other health and lifestyle information participants have so kindly provided to us over the past 10 years or so, and will make the UK Biobank resource even more useful for research.
You can complete this questionnaire on a PC or a mobile device, whatever is easiest for you. If you have questions, or need help in filling in the form, please call our Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 free of charge, Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and 8am-4pm Saturday, or send us an email.
You can update your contact details or log on to the questionnaire from our secure participants’ page.
If you have concerns about any of the issues covered in the questionnaire, we suggest that you contact your GP or visit the IBS Network.