Participants required for Manchester Digital Pain Manikin Study

UoM researchers are looking for people with arthritis or any other long-term musculoskeletal pain condition to take part in a study where they will ask you to report your pain daily for 30 days using the Manchester Digital Pain Manikin app.

They are seeking participants who fit the following criteria:

  • Adults (aged 18 or above)
  • Diagnosed with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Able to access the internet
  • Able to speak, read and understand English
  • A smartphone user

Living with chronic pain has a negative effect on people’s physical and mental health, which makes it harder for them to do their daily activities, go to work, and socialise. But despite it being so common and having such an impact, we still do not know exactly how many people have chronic pain, what causes it, and how best to treat it.

The Manchester Digital Pain Manikin app is an intuitive way for people to self-report the location of their pain compared to questionnaires. The developers expect that this will make it easier for people to report their pain over longer periods of time.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact the research team by sending an email to painmanikin@manchester.ac.uk. The study will run until the end of September 2021. Participants will be compensated for their time.

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