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Jan at PainSupport
I am a GP undertaking a PhD at Keele University. I am looking for women aged 18-45 years old with painful conditions, who would like to help with a research project. I am looking at the side effects of opioid pain killers (such as codeine and morphine). I need your help to develop a postal survey.
You will be an advisor not a research participant If you choose to help you will help make the research more relevant. Involvement will include providing opinions on the research and the survey. Contact will be via email, a closed Facebook group, skype or a combination of these depending on you. If you are interested in helping or would like more information please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you,
The reason that we want women only is because the area we are researching has been looked into in men but not in women. It is not that men aren’t important but we want to get the people who may be directly affected by any results involved during the planning stage so that it can be as relevant as possible.
The reason for the age limit is because we want to investigate side effects in women of child bearing age. The age of 45 was used as the cut off as this is the age when on average hormones start to alter in the lead up to the menopause.