Reading my bio, you will see that I am working on a M.S. in Patient Safety. Why? Endometriosis patients, like others with chronic illnesses, often have multiple physicians caring for them; are likely to be on more than one medication; and are at an increased risk of developing depression. Again, this is not just seen with endometriosis patients but with any chronic illness or disease.
As per graduate school requirement, I am conducting research on endometriosis patients and their relationship with physicians. Your name, address, phone number, and other personal data is not needed. All I will initially need is your current age, age of diagnosis, and date of your diagnostic laparoscopy (or other pelvic surgery where endometriosis was initially discovered). I will then send qualified women a questionnaire to fill out, at their convenience, and return to me via e-mail.
Patients of any age, socioeconomic background, ethnicity, and race may participate.
Patients must be diagnosed through laparoscopy or other pelvic surgery where an internal view of the pelvic and abdominal organs were examined, and a biopsy was taken which confirmed endometriosis.
Exact dates of surgery are not needed – just the month and year (if you do not know the month, just the year will suffice).
If interested, please e-mail “endochick firstname.lastname@example.org” (remove the space between endochick and 80 when e-mailing). Put RESEARCH in the subject line.
Thank you. Hopefully together we can improve the patient-physician relationship, increase communication, and reduce errors that occur with endometriosis patients.