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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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Weeks of August 17, 1999
Post-Polio Syndrome is the worst thing that can happen to a person:
40.9% - Not even Close
28.5% - No
25.4% - Damn Near!
4.9% - Yes
Total Votes: 161

Weeks of August 3, 1999
Do you ever feel self-conscious around non-disabled individuals?
34.6% - Yes, Sometimes
30.7% - No
18.1% - Yes, seldom
16.5% - Yes, often
Total Votes: 127


Week of July 20, 1999
Since onset of PPS I have had increased difficulty in concentrating and staying focused when there are distractions: (best answer)
32% - Yes, and it may be caused by PPS & other factors.
24.1% - Yes, and I'm sure it's caused by PPS.
16.3% - No.
13% - Yes, and it may be caused by PPS.
9.8% - Yes, but it's probably not caused by PPS.
4.5% - Yes, but I've always had that problem.
Total Votes: 153


Week of July 6, 1999
Poll idea thanks to Jean Iutzi: Have you been told you have arthritis?
29.8% - Yes, osteoarthritis
22.1% - Yes
16.3% - No, but I suspect I do
6.7% - No, and I doubt I do
6.7% - Yes, Rheumatoid arthritis
Total Votes: 104


Week of June 22, 1999
Poll idea thanks to Jim Ruddock: What period of time elapsed between contracting polio and when you became aware that you had PPS?
23.8% - 36-40 years
19.7% - 31-35 years
17% - 46-50 years
16.3% - 41-45 years
13.6% - 26-30 years
4% - 51 years
3.4% - 21-25 years
0.6% - 0-5 years
0.6% - 11-15 years
0.6% - 16-20 years
0% - 6-10 years
Total Votes: 147


Week of June 8, 1999
If I were asked to participate in PPS research (Pick the Best response):
91% - I would because I would be adding to PPS knowledge, treatment and/or cures.
8.9% - I have and it was a GOOD experience.
0% - I have and it was a BAD experience.
0% - I wouldn't because I would feel like a guinea pig.
Total Votes: 89


Week of May 25, 1999
Poll idea thanks to G. K. LaVelle: I have PPS & have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance and:
46.1% - was approved without having to appeal
27.6% - I Have not applied
9.2% - was approved after having to go through more than 2 appeals
7.6% - was denied but am appealing
4.6% - was approved after having to go through 1 appeal
3% - was approved after having to go through 2 appeals
1.5% - was denied
Total Votes: 65


Week of May 11, 1999
Poll idea thanks to Larry Kohout: Has an understanding of PPS and its causes lead you to modify your way of living?
71.6% - yes and the changes have helped my symptoms
23.4% - yes and the changes have not helped my symptoms
4.9% - no
Total Votes: 81


Week of April 27, 1999
Poll idea thanks to Kate Oliver What is the primary challenge,for you,of living with Post-Polio Syndrome?
35.5% - New and/or increasing physical limitations
17.7% - Fatigue
11.8% - Pain
4.2% - Fear/Anxiety
3.3% - New and/or increasing financial problems
3.3% - None of the above
2.5% - Depression
21.1% - All of the above
Total Votes: 118


Week of April 13, 1999
Poll question Idea thanks to Patricia Kay Weigand Did you contract polio even after receiving the Polio vaccine?
84.3% - No
11.1% - Yes
4.4% - I don't know
Total Votes: 134


Week of March 30, 1999
Has increased disability caused an additional financial burden on you and/or your family?
44% - Yes, A Great Deal
31% - Yes, Some
18% - No
7% - Yes, Very Little
Total Votes: 100


Week of March 16, 1999
Have you ever been treated for depression related to your disability?
34.9% No, I've never felt I needed to be treated for depression
29.2% Yes, and I feel I was treated appropriately for depression
19.8% No, but I probably should have been treated for depression
16% Yes, but I don't feel I was treated appropriately for depression
Total Votes: 106


Week of March 2, 1999
Revised Poll question Idea thanks to Theodore Webster: My primary physician is:
53.2% - very open to PPS resources I give him/her
27.1% - somewhat open to PPS resources I give him/her
9.7% - not open at all and seems to resent it when I give him/her PPS resources
5.4% - not very open to PPS resources I give him/her
4.3% - not open at all to PPS resources I give him/her
Total Votes: 92


Week of February 23, 1999
Poll question Idea thanks to ANONYMOUS: Do you ever fear being institutionalized if your PPS becomes too debilitating?:
25.6% No, I Haven't thought about it
22.4% Yes, sometimes
20% They'll never take me alive!
16.8% Yes, often
10.4% No, I don't fear that
4.8% Yes, rarely
Total Votes: 125


Week of February 16, 1999
Poll question Idea thanks to James Aitken: Which best discribes your Primary Care Physician? :
68% Family or General Practice
11.7% Other
6.3% I don't have a Primary Care Physician
6.3% Physiatrist
5.3% Neurologist
2.1% Ortho
Total Votes: 94



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6.3% Physiatrist
5.3% Neurologist
2.1% Ortho
Total Votes: 94



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