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COPD In America: What’s That?

Last updated: January 2023

Are you one of the millions of Americans living with COPD? If so, we want to hear from you. Help bring awareness to the realities of your life by taking our annual survey.

To learn more about the challenges of living with COPD, we are conducting our In America survey. By taking our survey, you can bring awareness to the realities of life with COPD and help others feel less alone.

What is the survey about?

The survey covers "basics" like diagnosis and treatment experiences, but also dives into the nuances, like the long-term side effects and the day-to-day challenges of COPD. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to not only tell us about COPD but also any other conditions you are living with and how each impacts your life.

Why should I take the survey?

Each person who takes the In America survey contributes to a better understanding of COPD as well as other health conditions. With better knowledge, we can help others who are navigating health challenges feel less alone. We hope to capture a full picture of all aspects of your health experiences and bring greater awareness to conditions that may be misunderstood. Sharing your experiences through the survey can reveal how similar each person’s journey is, as well as the differences that make each journey unique.

What will the survey ask me?
The survey will ask about different moments of your journey with COPD, including:

  • Diagnosis
  • Symptoms and symptom management
  • Quality of life
  • Treatment awareness and experience
  • Other diagnosed conditions

We do not require your name, address, or other personal information for you to participate. You also do not have to take the survey all at once. Feel free to bookmark the survey in your Internet browser and return when you are able. You may continue where you left off.

How do we use the In America survey data?

Survey responses help us and our partners better understand the COPD community. All survey responses remain confidential, reported only in total. This means your specific responses will not be reported individually. All information will become property of Health Union, LLC.

What happens after I take the survey?

After the survey each year, the Editorial Team at COPD.net takes your responses and creates an infographic to share the community's experiences and highlight important findings from the survey. Check out the results from the 2022 survey!

But that's not all - throughout the year, we publish articles and videos based on learnings from the survey. We hope that this survey-driven content contributes to the information available to those affected by COPD and helps them connect with others who have walked the same path.

Sharing your story can make a difference, and we believe each story can change how others understand life with COPD.

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