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Post-Polio Health (ISSN 1066-5331)

Vol. 30, No. 4, Fall 2014

 

RESEARCH UPDATE:
Results and Observations

Post-Polio Medical Care: Post-Polio Specialists and Primary Care Physicians

Joan L. Headley, Executive Director, Post-Polio Health International

Post-Polio Health International created a survey asking polio survivors about their post-polio medical care. The survey, Post-Polio Medical Care: Post-Polio Specialists and Primary Care Physicians, was posted online and a version was also published in Post-Polio Health (Volume 30, Number 2).

Data was gathered from 632 people; 496 completed the survey online and 136 copies received by mail were entered manually. Partial information was also entered.

Several expressed frustration at having to choose on the survey between seeing a post-polio specialist or seeing a primary care physician. ...

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