Sammuella Pry overcame lymphedema through dedication and hard work and is now completing a degree as a social worker at UC Monterey. She is working on a Capstone project and hopes to bring increased understanding of lymphedema to the medical community. As someone who has suffered from lymphedema, her goal is to bring her special understanding of lymphedema together with her training in social work to further the understanding of the problems faced by people with lymphedema. The specific aim of her proj
ect is to obtain an understanding of how lymphedema affected your life and how you learn to cope with lymphedema. I think answering the questions can be of great benefit in several ways. Completing this survey will assist Sammi in the pursuit of her degree, but I think it will provide others, including physicians, with vital insights into the problem of lymphedema.
The purpose of this survey is to provide patients, therapists and physicians with valuable information that will help address further needs of Lymphedema patients. The information provided will be written up in a formal report addressing sociological effects of lymphedema.
Statement of confidentiality: All information in this survey will be used as statistical data only. Any information that identifies an individual person will not be disclosed without prior written approval from the provider.
Instructions: Please answer each question based on the standard answers to the best of your ability. If the question does not apply please proceed to the next question.