Osteoarthritis Survey

Hello,
My name is Chris. I am a graduate student at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, majoring in Industrial Design. The topic of my Thesis Project is about osteoarthritis. After doing some research, I found out that this disease not only affects people’s daily lives, it also affects people’s ability to exercise.
My inspiration for this topic is my Mom, who has OA on her left knee. She cannot do her exercises because of this disease. I think are there many people like her. I would like to help people with osteoarthritis enjoy their lives more by designing sports gear or protective equipment.
Could you please take a few moments and help me by filling out this quick survey? You will remain anonymous, and this will only be used for my research. If you have some suggestions about this survey, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Thank you in advance! Looking forward to your response.

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* 1. Do you have osteoarthritis?

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* 2. If you have osteoarthritis, which area is more affected?

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* 3. If it impacts your life, can you please briefly describe? How? (Holding, writing, cooking etc.)

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* 4. How do you treat that condition?

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* 5. Do you use any products (No drugs) that help you to function?

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* 6. Do these products make it easier for you, help you to live with OA?

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* 7. Do you think they need to be improved?

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* 8. Does osteoarthritis affect the way you are able to exercise? How?

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* 9. What kind of exercises or sports did you do before you had OA? Would you like to be able to do them again? YES.________ NO.__________

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* 10. If you could not do those exercises or sports, what would you like to do? What kind of exercise or sport do you do now?

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