A Survey of Fibromyalgia Patients’ Journey to Diagnosis and Treatment.

Fibromyalgia Survey and Research
Fibromyalgia Survey and Research


We have been asked by Pamela Andrews at PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University to help her find people with Fibromyalgia to help her with some research.

Andrews writes ” I am a PhD student within the Health and Life Sciences department at Glasgow Caledonian University. I am conducting a study into the journey patients take from presenting with their first symptom through to receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome and subsequent treatment.

The study requires participants are aged 18 and over and have received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The study will involve an online questionnaire, which will include a series of surveys asking about the journey leading to a diagnosis, what happened immediately following and what treatments were prescribed by your healthcare provider and which ones you researched yourself.

The purpose of this research is to understand the patient journey from the initial symptom to diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Following the diagnosis, the study aims to examine the treatment pathways made available to you and the experiences you have had with this along with the effectiveness on symptoms.

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey, this survey will ask about:

Journey leading to a diagnosis
Immediately following the diagnosis
Treatments prescribed
Treatments tried

It will take approximately 20mins to complete. Questions asked will either involve selecting from a few options or a sliding scale, in addition you may be asked to give brief responses. If you feel you need to take a break at any time, the survey may be saved and you can then return to it at a later date.”

The link to the survey can be found here.

For more information Ms Andrews can be contacted at pamela.andrews@gcu.ac.uk

Many thanks in advance for your help!