Each time that I see my ENT surgeon, I need to complete a screening questionnaire. It assesses the degree to which my airway difficulties affect my ability to perform daily activities.
It also includes questions that assess the emotional impact of my symptoms. I know that these results are used for research purposes.
Thankfully, my surgeon is affiliated with a local university that places a heavy emphasis on clinical research. Typically, my answers are always the same when I fill out these required questionnaires. I usually put off seeing my specialist until I am no longer able to do so.
Having personally completed extensive research, I really value being able to participate in ongoing research studies.