I'd like to thank you in advance for for taking the time to complete this short survey! Your input is so valuable, and appreciated!
About me:
I  was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD after a routine surgery. Ever since, I have felt the impact of the limited awareness, knowledge, research and resources available to us, and the loved ones who provide invaluable support to those diagnosed. I am working on completing my Master of Public Health degree, and since being diagnosed have focused my work on this condition trying to help others like me through developing meaningful resources that support health in spite of this condition. I'm lucky and grateful, to have the opportunity to complete a practicum with the well respected, and incredibly knowledgeable, Eric Phillips.

Survey Purpose:
The work I am completing will be focused on developing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) health promotion resources. Health promotion seeks to “enable people to increase control over, and to improve their health”. The goals of this project include:
  • Enhancing patient, public and medical professional's knowledge of CRPS/RSD including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management
  • Enhancing personal coping, and pain management skills
  • Empowering patients to be advocates of their own health
  • Creating supportive environments through education and awareness to enhance social and medical support. 
  • Ensuring evidence-based resources are available to support patients, and their support systems (family/friends etc).

The information you provide will help to ensure that the resources developed are ones of greatest need for the CRPS/RSD community. These resources will be posted on the International RSD Foundation’s website, upon completion (May).

Confidentiality:
This survey is voluntary. Your identity will remain anonymous and the information you provide will remain confidential. The information you provide will only be used to inform the work I complete for this practicum.

Contact:
If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me at eck234@hotmail.com. 

Thank you!
Erin

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