Understanding whether thinking patterns influence the relationship between childhood trauma and adult chronic pain
People who experienced abuse or neglect as children are more likely to live with fibromyalgia as adults. We don’t yet know why this is. Some researchers have suggested that thinking patterns which are common for children experiencing adversity might explain the link. We want to investigate this idea. We hope that this research will help us learn more about factors that impact pain symptoms in fibromyalgia, so that better support is available in future.
Participants will be asked to complete an online survey (approx. 30 minutes), which asks about your experience of pain, how you think about your pain, and whether you have experienced any forms of childhood adversity.
Ethics approval reference:
This study has been reviewed and given favourable opinion by Wales 1 Research Ethics Committee (23/WA/0316).
How to apply:
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please visit https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eh52wHGdV5DGrQi
We are looking for
Adults living in the UK with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
No expenses paid as this is an online survey, with no anticipated out of pocket expenses for participants.