CRIISP, the Consortium to Research Individual, Interpersonal and Social Influences in Pain, is researching the ways thoughts and feelings, personal relationships and lifestyle can affect persistent pain (pain lasting more than three months).
They are looking for people who live with persistent pain or care for someone who does to get involved in the research. There are roles to accommodate a wide range of levels of commitment, and experience of research involvement is not required.
The consortium’s aim is to discover how these psychological and social factors affect the ways persistent pain starts, keeps going, gets better or gets worse, using a range of techniques including health data from large cohort studies and studies using new technologies and wearables. In doing so, they hope to find ways to prevent persistent pain from happening and reduce the negative effects that pain can have on people’s lives.
Attend a ‘Find Out More’ event
The consortium is running ‘Find Out More’ sessions in late April/early May for people who might be interested in getting involved. For more information or to book your place at one of the sessions, please email email@example.com.