Thank you to all of those who participated in our recent short survey. We had an excellent response rate! Our purpose was to get a sense of how our support group can better meet the needs of the local community. The questions and multiple choice responses were as follows:
Q1: “Would you be interested in joining a NET cancer support group that meets in Manhattan?”
A1: 86% chose “Yes”, 14% chose “No”.
Q2: “If yes, when would be the best time for you to attend group meetings?”
A2: 40% chose “weekend afternoon”, 25% chose “weekday daytime”, 20% chose “weekday evening” and 15% chose “weekend morning”.
Q3: “Please rank the importance to you of the following reasons for attending support group meetings from 1 (most important) to 3 (least important).”
A3: 67% chose “education and information” as most important, 33% chose “emotional and peer support” as most important, and none chose “social action or advocacy” as most important. Also, none chose “education and information” as least important.
Q4: “Are you interested in attending educational events on NET cancer related topics?”
A4: 70% chose “Yes, regardless of whether or not they are part of or separate from the support group meeting”, 20% chose “Yes, as part of the support group meeting”, 5% chose “Yes, separate from the support group meeting” and 5% chose “No”.
Q5: “How often would you be interested in attending a support group meeting?”
A5: 48% chose “Monthly (12x/yr)”, 29% chose “Quarterly (4x/yr)” and 24% chose “Bi-Monthly (6x/yr)”.
Q6: “If you would prefer not to join a NETs support group, please tell us why. Check as many boxes as pertain to you.”
A6: Of the few respondents who answered this question, most chose “There is no group that is conveniently located for me”.
We will be working on ways to apply this new information to better meet the needs of our community.