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Online questionnaires

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Through the use of online questionnaires, we have been able to collect an enormous amount of useful data for the research community. Topics such as our mental well-being and how regularly we experience pain or digestive discomfort are not always recorded via medical records. By asking you these sorts of questions via online questionnaires, we are building on the existing wealth of data with new insights into your health on day to day basis.

You can complete our online questionnaires on a PC or a mobile device, whatever is easiest for you. If you have questions, or need help, please call our Participant Resource Centre on 0800 0 276 276 free of charge, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, or send us an email.

Food preferences questionnaire

In 2019, we emailed participants to complete our questionnaire on food preferences. An individual’s food preferences (i.e. what you ‘like’ to eat) is the most important factor when choosing ‘what’ you eat. What we eat has an impact on our long-term health. 

Knowledge about which foods you like or do not like will help us gain a deeper understanding of what genetic and environmental factors influence food preferences and how they are associated with health. This may help to inform the design of new approaches to help people lead healthier lives. 

If you haven't done so already this questionnaire is still available to be completed through the UK Biobank participant website.

As always, the responses to this questionnaire are confidential and will only be used for health-related research that is in the public interest.

 

Pain questionnaire

In 2018, we emailed participants to invite them to complete a questionnaire about their experiences of pain, something which can be distressing and affect quality of life. Chronic pain is a major cause of human suffering and affects 1 in 5 of the general population. 

By asking you questions about your experiences of chronic pain, UK Biobank is providing a unique opportunity for researchers to better understand the risk factors, triggers and underlying causes of the different kinds of chronic pain. So that improvements in the treatment of pain can be developed.

If you haven't done so already this questionnaire is still available to be completed through the UK Biobank participant website.

As always, the responses to this email questionnaire are confidential and will only be used for health-related research that is in the public interest.

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