A Qualitative Study Examining the Experiences of Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees

Name of Study

A qualitative study examining the experiences of phantom limb pain in amputees.



Purpose of Study


This study will investigate people’s personal experiences of phantom limb pain which occurs in 50-80% of amputees.
I am interested in your experience of phantom limb pain and if you agree to take part you will be asked to participate in a research interview. This interview will last approximately 30 minutes and can take place over the phone.
I really want to understand what it is like for people who are experiencing this type of pain as so far there are very few research studies which have explored this area and have asked people who have phantom limb pain how it is affecting their lives.



Type of Study (observational/exploratory etc.)



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Geographical location of study 




Who can take part?


Individuals aged 18 or over, who are experiencing phantom limb pain for at least three months


What will the participants be asked to do?


If you decide to participate in this interview, I will be asking you some questions about your pain. The questions in the interview relate to your personal experiences of phantom limb pain. The questions will be simple and allow for free expression of your opinions. You are encouraged to respond in a free manner. Interviews can take place over the phone so that you can be in the comfort of your own home.


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Recruitment Finish Date




Study Duration


7 months


This study is funded by:




For further information contact:


April Creaven




086 4047663



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