Sleep Research persistent musculoskeletal pain

Mar 22, 2024

Sleep Research: Does a brief sleep education workshop change beliefs about sleep in healthcare professionals and people with persistent musculoskeletal pain and disordered sleep?

About this Research
CBT-I World Cafe. is led by University of Limerick in partnership with Chronic Pain Ireland, and 2022 winner of the Brain, Mind and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation (BMP) Grant winning projects,  This research project looks at the problem of poor sleep among people with chronic pain and our members have been directly involved in helping us shape targeted solutions.  The next phase of this research is about to commence with the study as outlined below.

What is the study about? Ref: RPN: 2024_03_07_EHS
The aim of the study is to provide sleep education to healthcare professionals and people with a history of pain and disordered sleep and to assess the impact of the event. If both people with persistent musculoskeletal pain and disordered sleep, and the relevant healthcare professionals, were more aware and better skilled at self-management, it could have an enormous impact on not just pain and sleep, but the overall burden of pain, and quality of life.

Who can take part in this study?
Adults 18 years or over with persistent musculoskeletal pain and disordered sleep who are willing to participate in a one-day in-person workshop. You do not need to have previous experience of a professional managing your disordered sleep to take part in this research. You must have fluent spoken and written English.

What will I have to do?
1. If you have persistent musculoskeletal pain, register via link, complete information sheet, give consent.
2. Once consent is received you will be asked to complete online questionnaire about your sleep and pain.
3. Issued a link to Eventbrite to book your place at the Limerick in-person event or online.
4. Participate in the sleep education workshop 16/4/24 10:30-16:00 in-person in Limerick or online

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for those attending in person.

If you cannot take part but would like to attend the sleep education workshop – see details below.
The sleep education workshop will take place on 16th April 2024 at 1030 in The Pavilion at The University of Limerick. There is also an online option to attend if it is more convenient. The workshop is free to attend. There is no requirement to participate in the research in order to attend the workshop. However, if numbers are limited, research participants will be given preferential access.

To register for the above study and for more information visit HERE

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