Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

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


or email

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.