Friday, 18 July 2014

Patient Survey

I am happy to announce that in association with the International Dupuytren's Society and the British Dupuytren's society we are running a patient survey. 

The aim of this survey is to collect as much information as we can on patient experiences with different treatment options for Dupuytren's and Ledderhose and to see whether, as some examples: 

  • We can confirm the increased risk seen in those that drink 2+glasses of wine a day (see Lanting et al, 2012). 
  • See what age people develop Dupuytren's / Ledderhose and is this age younger in those with a family history. 
  • Are patients happy with the treatments they have been given? 
That is just some of the useful questions that we hope to be able to add some patient data to, however we can only do this if we have a good turn out, I would ideally like a joint response (from DD and LD patients) of around 1000, this is a lot to ask but these are the sort of numbers that are used in medical publications and it would be great to be able to compare our numbers to theirs. 

Importantly, here is the survey link