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Study Location:

Royal Cornwall Hospital

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Singing for Chronic Pain, a New Intervention for the Management of Chronic Pain


Open to: All Genders

Age: 18 Years - N/A

Medical Conditions

Chronic Pain

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The aim of the project is to determine the feasibility of delivering a Singing for Chronic Pain (SCP) programme to patients with chronic pain attending a pain clinic. The investigator will also be looking to provide a preliminary estimate of the benefit of SCP on self-efficacy, self -management skills, mindfulness and well-being as measured by standardized outcome measures.

Start dates may differ between countries and research sites. The research team are responsible for keeping the information up-to-date.  

The recruitment start and end dates are as follows:

Mar 2020

Aug 2021


Intervention Type : Other
Intervention Description : To investigate whether singing can help people to manage their chronic pain the applicants, working together with people with chronic pain, have developed a singing intervention, Singing for Chronic Pain (SCP). The development of the programme has been supported by Snape Moultings, an international centre for the arts which offered the team a residency to develop the programme ( The model takes a holistic approach using voice and singing, movement, sound, mindfulness and breath work to provide opportunities to connect body, voice, breath and mind. This is important given that people often use body dissociation as a way to cope with physical pain

Intervention Arm Group : Intevention

You can take part if:

Inclusion Criteria: - 18 years of age or older and have a diagnosis of chronic pain with a duration of 6 months or more. Exclusion Criteria: - Having a mental health and/or physical health diagnosis that might prevent active engagement/participation in group sessions; Severe hearing impairment; Severe/profound cognitive impairment that may limit active engagement/participation in group sessions.

You may not be able to take part if:

This is in the inclusion criteria above

Below are the locations for where you can take part in the trial. Please note that not all sites may be open.

  • Royal Cornwall Hospital
    TR1 3HD

The study is sponsored by Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust .

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