Fibromyalgia and Family Impact Survey

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • Anyone who lives with fibromyalgia knows only too well that invades every part of your life, including the most personal areas – your relationships with your family and friends.

    In an effort to better understand the impact fibromyalgia has on personal relationships, Dawn Marcus, M.D., Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh and author of the new book The Woman's Fibromyalgia Toolkit, is conducting a research study with individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. 

    We want to learn more about your fibromyalgia. By spending a few minutes on our survey, you will help us learn more information about fibromyalgia that can benefit people with fibromyalgia and healthcare professionals.

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    This survey is completely anonymous. Your responses cannot be matched to any personal information or identifiers. The survey consists of up to 40 multiple-choice questions and should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.  Thank you for your participation!

    Simply click on the link below, or cut and paste the entire URL into your browser to access the survey:

    Personal Note...

    I've been working with Dr. Marcus on the formulation of this survey and am really excited about its potential.

    Although our doctors may work very hard to find treatment options that will reduce our pain and fatigue and help us sleep better, often they don't realize just how much FM affects every aspect of our lives – like our personal relationships with our spouse, partner, children and friends.  Yet the support or lack of support we get from family and friends can significantly impact our progress.  I think the results of this survey can help give our health care providers a clearer picture of how FM affects our lives and may help our families and friends better understand how important their support is to us. 

    If you've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I want to encourage you to take this survey.  Your participation will be deeply appreciated.

Published On: April 05, 2012