Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as arthritis and back pain affected an estimated 18.8 million people across the UK in 2017.

Medical research helps us increase our knowledge about human health and wellbeing. Research can also help us to better understand MSK conditions, with the aim of improving care or finding new treatments in the future. There are many different types of research. Some research requires people to take part in studies. Some examples include:
   - Testing potential new treatments to see if they work
   - Donating one-off samples (e.g. skin, blood, tissue)
   - Being interviewed or completing surveys.

Studies can involve one off testing or testing several times over a set period and they might take place in a hospital, GP practice, in your own home, online or by telephone. 

People with arthritis and related MSK conditions have told us that they are interested in taking part in research. Whilst some people have taken part in a number of studies, others have not yet had the opportunity or been able to.

In this survey we are asking about your views on taking part in research studies, if you have any experience of taking part in a research study (as a participant) and what you think Versus Arthritis could do to help more people to take part in research studies.

This survey will take you approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Your responses will be saved until you complete the survey (so you can take a break and come back to it if necessary).
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