1. ObGyn 2009 Survey by Dr.Ruth Westheimer and Dr.Amos Grunebaum

We are planning to write a book about how to improve communication between ObGyn doctors and their patients.
The working title is: "In the Stirrups: Taking Control of Your Visit to the Ob/Gyn".
We created this survey to find out more about women's experiences at the ObGyn office and what recommendations they have in order to improve communication.

We are keeping all answers confidential.

Thank you very much for answering our survey

Dr.Ruth Westheimer & Dr.Amos Grunebaum

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* 1. I live in:

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* 2. My age:

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* 3. I am:

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* 4. I have a child/children:

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* 5. How long have you been with your current ObGyn doctor:

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* 6. Rate the following qualities in terms of importance when choosing an ObGyn?

  Very Important Less Important Neutral
Experience
Wait time
Older
Insurance
Warmth
Doctor is male
Doctor is female
Office hours
Communicates results
Spends enough time with me
Distance to my home
Knowledgable
Directness
Listens attentively
Younger
Personal Recommendations
Academic (Does research)
Caring
Gentleness

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* 7. Rate the following in terms of your preference in choosing the time to discuss isssues with your ObGyn:

  Very Important Less Important Neutral
Before the visit by phone
Before the visit by email
Before the exam
During the exam
After the exam
After the visit by phone
After the visit by email

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* 8. Which of the following concerns would you discuss with your ObGyn doctor:

  Would discuss Would NOT discuss Neutral/No opinion
Sexually transmitted disease
An affair
An affair my partner had
Problems with my child(ren)
Concerns regarding my sexual performance
Concerns regarding my partner's sexual performance
Incontinence

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* 9. Do you usually discuss your ObGyn visit with your partner?

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* 10. How comfortable and open is your ObGyn discussing sexual issues?

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* 11. Do you feel your ObGyn spends enough time with you?

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* 12. At the end of your visit, do you get a chance to ask your ObGyn more questions?

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* 13. Please add any comments or suggestions you may have regarding improving communication with your ObGyn:

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* 14. For those who have completed the survey you have the option of entering a contest to receive a FREE book from Dr.Ruth Westheimer.

If you choose to be included into this drawing please enter your email address below.

We will contact you if you are a winner.

Thank you so much for answering our Survey

Dr.Ruth Westheimer
Dr.Amos Grunebaum

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