I am a freelance translator/linguistic specialist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
I am currently working on a project for a company that pilot-tests patient questionnaires to make sure the questions are worded correctly and easily understood before they are finalized and ready to be used in clinical trials for AS.
What I am collecting are responses regarding the wording
of questions in a survey destined for AS patients, not
anyone's personal answers to those questions. So this is a proofreading
The only information I gather with each questionnaire is your first name, your age and your gender. And I don't divulge anyone's email address to anyone, under any circumstances. Here are 3 sample questions from the current questionnaire dealing with Ankylosing Spondylitis:
When did you first start experiencing the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis? (Donâ€™t Remember -or- Month/Year)
When did your Rheumatologist initially diagnose you with ankylosing spondylitis? (Donâ€™t Remember, -or- Month/Year)
How many episodes of Iritis/Uveitis have you had in the PAST YEAR?
What I ask is that you read questions like these, and answer the following sets of proofreading questions for each one:
1. Do you understand what this means?
2. Do you think the response options are appropriate? (if response options
are given, for example "a little, somewhat, quite a bit, extreme")
3. What does this mean to you, in your own words?
4. Suggested changes, if any:Requirements:
You must have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Your mother tongue must be Canadian English
You must have a working email address
You will need Microsoft Word or a program that handles .doc files to answer the proofreading questions
You may need Adobe PDF Reader (free download) to read the questionnaire
I will be paying each participant $50 Cdn for your participation.
I need 5 (five) participants, as soon as possible. Preferably 3 men and 2 women.
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
To the forum admins: Please don't consider this spam. I did send a pm requesting permission, but haven't heard back, and time is running short, so I'm going on the assumption that you won't mind my posting something that will help the AS community as a whole.