University College London (London, UK)

Subject: SCRIP Study: Exploring sleep and chronic pain

Contact: Zoe Zambelli, PhD researcher at the Department of Psychology and Human Development, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, 25 Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AA. Zoe’s email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Details and requirements: We are doing this research so that we can learn more about sleep problems in individuals with chronic pain. The study will be the first to collect a broad range of views about sleep and access to treatment and services for people with chronic pain.

In order to participate in the study, you will need to be 18 years or older and have a chronic pain condition which is not related to cancer.

If you choose to take part, you will be invited to complete an online survey (or paper-based if you prefer).* The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete and can be completed at a time of your choosing. The survey will be divided into sections: it will ask about you yourself and your chronic pain condition, diagnosis and treatment plan history. There will be a section about your sleep quality and access to services for any sleep problems you may have had. Finally, it will ask about your mood and your quality of life.

Your participation will be kept completely confidential. Only the members of the research project will have access to the survey data. All data collected will be anonymised. If you choose to provide your email address in order to be entered into the prize draw and/or to be contacted about future studies in this project, this will be kept in a separate file and only the lead researcher (Zoe Zambelli) will have access to this information.

Further updates: This SCRIP study forms part of a series of studies on sleep and chronic pain, and the first phase of the study is due to close in April 2020, with the date to be confirmed. After the study has closed, further updates on the project such as new studies or publications from previous studies will be posted throughout the researcher’s PhD on the main website at http://www.lilaslab.com/scripstudy.

If you have any further questions before you decide whether to take part, you can reach the researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This project has been reviewed and approved by the UCL IOE Research Ethics Committee.

Website: If you are interested in participating in the study, please go to https://uclioe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ekwsc5TwLdS8ct.

*If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, please get in touch with the researcher so that she can send you the survey plus a freepost envelope for return.

(Correct as at 18 February 2020)