I just wanted to post quickly to thank those of you who took (and/or who helped circulate the invitation about) the survey project below. We have gotten a handful of responses, and I am really excited about rolling this research out to a larger audience soon and hopefully down the road being able to better understand how people make decisions about infertility treatments and other family-building alternatives and who they turn to for advice -- and to share that information (publish our findings) with the medical community in hopes it may help them advising patients as we travel this rough road.
I am planning to meet next week with my colleague Kathryn Flynn at which point we'll look over the answers we've received and make triple-sure (we have already made double-sure!) that the questionnaire is working right and hopefully isn't proving confusing or offending anyone.
I can see in the online system that there are about half-a-dozen questionnaires that people started but haven't finished. If any of you started a questionnaire and are intending to go back and finish it, (or passed the link along to friends and think it would be appropriate to send a reminder asking them if they intended to but haven't had a chance to finish), there is still time to do that. Obviously you may not want to, and that's fine too; since the questionnaire is anonymous I have no way of contacting people other than by posting a general reminder here.
I've pasted the invitation below under my signature as it contains the link to the questionnaire. Anyone who started one and selected the option that sets it to save partially completed answers should be able to get back to where they were using that link.
Again, many thanks to those of you who were willing to fill out a questionnaire and/or to email friends about it. I'd be delighted to answer questions and/or have any input you can provide about the project. And I hope each and every person dealing with infertility will be able to have the child or children they dream of.
Research Project: Drs. Kathryn Flynn and Alexandra Cooper, both at Duke University, are conducting a survey of individuals and couples who are currently dealing with challenges in growing their families. The survey typically takes about 30 minutes to complete and collects information about how people get advice and support and how they make decisions as they consider and pursue infertility treatment and/or adoption. Responses can be anonymous and all responses will be kept confidential in transcripts and research publications. If you are interested in participating, please visihttp://www.tinyurl.com/growing-your-family to access the questionnaire directly, or e-mail Alexandra Cooper at email@example.com.
I started doing this survey and did a bunch but then it stated getting very odd with my computer and sending info to other sites. Then is was asking for more and more data, email addresses and such.
I want to help, I really do, and I put a lot of time into this already but it stated making me rather unsure and so I stopped.
I am sorry but the survey itself has so odd computer glitches in it, sending info to unsecured sites and asking questions that were getting to be too much personal info, so I stopped.