Cystic fibrosis dating other cf patients
Participants are interviewed by telephone about their experiences living with cystic fibrosis and telling dating partners about their diagnosis.
The interview includes questions about: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive chronic medical condition.
An understanding of the disclosure process experienced by persons with cystic fibrosis may provide insight into ways health care practitioners can support their patients during this process.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision.
As medical treatment is improving more persons with CF are living into adulthood and are entering into serious dating relationships.
A diagnosis of CF has medical implications of concern to potential life partners including infertility, decreased life span and an increasing need for medical management with age.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below.
EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Younger than 21 years of age; Older than 35 years of age.