Q1 2020 Reader Poll Results: COVID-19 Survey
During the first quarter of 2020, the CLL Society conducted a poll among readers of The CLL Society Tribune. There were 331 complete responses with 96% of the responses from patients and 4% from caregivers. Of the respondents, 37% were 65 years of age and under and 63% of respondents were over 65 years of age. Over 95% of the responses for the survey were submitted in April 2020.
As COVID-19 is the big news, this survey assessed how COVID-19 is affecting the CLL community. Our survey results show that 77% of respondents feel anxious about COVID-19, while 6% have not felt anxious, and 18% were neutral about their anxiety due to COVID-19.
A lower percentage (60%) of respondents are spending a significant amount of time researching COVID-19, while 14% replied they are not spending a significant amount of time researching the pandemic, and 26% responded they felt neutral about the amount time they are spending researching the disease and affects.
A majority of respondents (83%) have found the CLL Society a reliable source for up-to-date information on COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic has increased anxiety for many CLL patients and caregivers as they seek answers in the ever-evolving research and news front. CLL Society will continue to publish the latest information, specific to the needs of the CLL Community. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information here.
Originally published in The CLL Society Tribune Q2 2020.