Firstly, let me say a huge thank you to each and every one of you for your kindness and support.
Secondly, as there are quite a few of you willing to help me out, here is the questionnaire for you all to fill out. You can simply copy it and paste it into a blank email, fill it out and return it to my email address. For those who are not that good with computers, Feel free to send me an email with your answers in it.
Once again - many thanks for your help!
Charlene Watson xxx
Ovarian Cancer Questionnaire
The following questionnaire is entirely voluntary, and all personal answers will be treated with the greatest confidentiality. Please do not feel that you have to answer all the questions.
Your participation in this questionnaire is greatly appreciated.
Age at Diagnosis:
Type of Ovarian Cancer diagnosed (if known):
Stage (if known):
Has anyone in your immediate family (mother, father, sister or brother) or on your mother or fatherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s side of the family (grandparents, aunts or uncles) ever had Ovarian, Breast or Colorectal Cancer:
Did you have any symptoms before you were diagnosed?
If yes, what symptoms did you have?
How long did you have symptoms before you saw a health care provider?
If you feel there were any delays in getting diagnosed, what were they?
If yes, briefly describe what might have helped you get diagnosed sooner:
When you were diagnosed, how did your health care provider give you information on the disease and your diagnosis? (Check all that apply):
* Conversation/Shared Information verbally
* Gave me a web site address
* Recommended I contact a national or local organisation
* Referred me to someone at hospital or treatment facility
* Other (please describe)
What topics did the information you were given cover? (Check all that apply):
* Ovarian Cancer (in general)
* Side Effect Management
* Complementary & Alternative Medicine
* Support Groups
* Local or National Ovarian Cancer Organisations
* Clinical Trials/Current Cancer Research
* Other (please describe)
What treatment did you have/are you having?
Were you given the information you needed to make choices about your treatment?
Do you feel you were given enough information and support from first diagnosis and throughout your treatment?
If not, what would you change or recommend be introduced for future patients?
Do you feel Ovarian Cancer is as well recognised as other forms of cancer, for example Breast cancer?
If not, what do you think would help make it more well publicised?
Any other information (personal or otherwise) you would like to add:
Thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire.