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Pain questionnaire

Pain Questionnaire

In 2019, we invited participants to complete a questionnaire about their experiences of pain, something which can be distressing and can seriously affect quality of life. This questionnaire was paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now ‘live’ again on the participant website for you to complete if you have not done so already.

Chronic pain is a major cause of human suffering and affects 1 in 5 of the general population. We need to know more about the causes of chronic pain if we are going to improve current treatments or develop new treatments.

By gathering information about your experiences of chronic pain, UK Biobank is providing a unique opportunity for researchers to better understand the risk factors, triggers and underlying causes of the different kinds of chronic pain.

As always, the responses to this email questionnaire are confidential and will only be used for health-related research that is in the public interest.

If you haven’t completed this questionnaire and would like to do so, you can log on to the participant section of the website using your PID and personal details and complete it this way.

You can complete this questionnaire on a desktop computer or mobile device, whatever is easiest for you. If you have questions or need help, please call our Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 free of charge, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, or send us an email to

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