We are conducting some paid telephone research studies for the National Health Council, a nonprofit organization, on opinions about health related issues facing Americans today.
We are looking for people who either have a chronic health condition themselves, or are the family caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition. Chronic conditions are things such as depression, Alzheimer’s anxiety disorder, asthma, allergies, celiac, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, chronic back pain, etc..–conditions for which there are treatments, but not necessarily a “cure”.
We are only looking to speak with people whose medical prescriptions for these chronic health conditions are covered or partially covered by an insurance plan of some sort.
The studies, which may take between 60 to 90 minutes, will be held over the phone. There are may time slots available that should fit with your schedule. You will be paid a minimum of $50 for participating in the telephone study. Your opinions will be used to help inform the public about health.
No attempt will be made to sell any products or services to you as a result of your participation.
To be considered for this study, please reply to this email with answers to the questions below.
City and state of residence:
Phone and a good time to reach you:
Highest Level of Education you have finished:
1. Do you or any other person in your family have any chronic health condition?
2. Are you the person in your family with the chronic health condition? If not, what is your relation to the person with the chronic health condition?
3. Age of the person with the chronic health condition:
4. What is the actual chronic health condition that your or your family member currently has?
5. How often do you get (if you are the patient), or seek (if you are the caregiver), medically prescribed medications, medical devices or therapy? (delete those answers which don’t apply)
a. less than once a year
b. once or twice a year
c. three to four times a year
d. five to six times a year
e. monthly or more often
6. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “completely dissatisfied” with existing treatments and 5 meaning “completely satisfied” with existing treatments, how satisfied are you with the existing treatments available for the chronic health condition, whether you get the treatments or not?
7. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “completely dissatisfied” with existing treatments or medication, and 5 meaning “completely satisfied” with existing treatments or medication, how satisfied are you with what you have to do, or what you have to pay to acquire the existing treatments or medication available for the chronic health condition, whether you get the treatments or medication or not?
8. Is the area you live in, Urban, Suburban, or Rural?
Based on your answers we may contact you to ask a few additional questions and to schedule all qualified applicants for the interviews.
Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to speaking with you.
Robyn G. Raggio
Project Manager/Research Recruiting Specialist
Blarry House Research on behalf of the National Health Council