Last updated Aug 9, 2019
UK Biobank is inviting participants to answer a questionnaire on pain, something which can be distressing and affect people’s quality of life.
Chronic pain (pain lasting more than 3 months) 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.
UK Biobank provides a unique opportunity to better understand chronic pain. We hope to combine the results of this questionnaire with other information you have provided to gain a deeper understanding of the risk factors, triggers and underlying causes of the different kinds of chronic pain. Adding these data to 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.
As always, the responses to this email questionnaire are confidential and will only be used for research which does not identify you.
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.