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Past PPS Central Bi-Weekly (was Weekly) Opinion Polls
Please Note: The PPS-C polls are for GENERAL INTEREST ONLY. They are NOT controlled and NOT reliable data.

Polls are in reverse order with last poll first.

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Week of February 9, 1999
Poll question Idea thanks to James Aitken: In your opinion, have PPS symptoms affected your sex life in a negative way? :
23.8% Yes - some
22.7% No
18.1% What Sex Life?
18.1% Yes - very little
17% Yes - greatly
Total Votes: 88

Week of February 3, 1999
Poll Idea Thanks to Janice Hartman: If you knew soon after recovering from Polio what you do now about Post-Polio Syndrome would you:
48.6% Have Lived your life the Same
27% Have Done Less
24.3% Have Done More
Total Votes: 111


Week of January 26, 1999
Poll Idea Thanks to Patricia Kay Weigand: Overall, do you think your family doctor knows enough about PPS to treat and guide you adequately?
82.3% No
16.8% Yes
Total Votes: 119


Week of January 19, 1999
Has increased disability put a strain on any of your relationships?
50% Yes, Some
30.2& Yes, A reat Deal
11.6% No
8.1% Yes, Very Little
Total Votes: 86


Week of January 12, 1999
In your family , during the holidays, were you treated differently than your able-bodied relatives?
79.1% No, I was not treated differently
13.4% Yes, I was treated Better
7.4% Yes, I was treated Worse
Total Votes: 67


Week of January 5, 1999
Poll Idea: Thanks to Skip Watson: Have you used magnet therapy for pain management?
69.2% No - haven't tried it, but may some time
13.4% Yes - there was a change in my pain
11.5% Yes - there was no change in my pain
5.7% No - haven't tried it and would never try it
Total Votes: 52

Weeks of December 15,'98
OverAll - what part does having PPS play in your life?
52.1% Affects my life greatly
31.5% Has some affect on my life
14.1% Affects my life totaly
1% Has little affect on my life
1% Has no affect on my life
Total Votes: 92

Week of December 8, '98
Do you think that, in general, medical professionals understand PPS?
53.6% No
25.7% Very Little
17.5% Somewhat
3% Yes
Total Votes: 97

Week of December 1 , '98
Poll Idea Thanks To Hils: Do you believe your PPS symptoms were triggered by:
64.7% Natural Course of Events From having Polio?
11.7% Injury?
9.4% Emotional Trauma?
8.2% Other?
5.8% Medical Episode?
Total Votes: 85

Week of November 24, '98
Generally, how do you think others, able-bodied and disabled, view you?
72.3% As OK
27.6% As Not OK
Total Votes: 76

Week of November 16, '98
Generally, what is your overall self-image?
76.3% I'm OK
23.6% I'm not OK
Total Votes: 76

Week of November 9, '98
How do you most often see yourself? This is part 1 of 4-poll series
35.8% with contentment?
29.4% with pride?
16.6% with disappointment?
8.9% with love?
5.1% with pity?
3.8% with loathing?
Total Votes: 78

Week of November 2, '98
To you an email list serves mostly as:
72% a source of info exchange
22% a community
2.9% a family
2.9% a place to hang out
0% a place to air your views
Total Votes: 68

Week of October 26, '98
If you see someone wholooks abled using a handicapped parking space you:
27.6% try not to make assumptions and just press on
23% assume s/he has a disability you can't see and you press on
23% try not to make assumptions and ask the person if s/he is disabled
16.9% assume s/he is able bodied and get angry but do nothing to the person
9.2% assume s/he is able bodied and express your feelings to the person
Total Votes: 65

Week of October 19, '98
As an adult, it is easier to have a hidden or visible disability?
49.4% Visible Disability
26.3% Hidden Disability
24.2% Makes no difference
Total Votes: 95


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26.3% Hidden Disability
24.2% Makes no difference
Total Votes: 95



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