Information about the Survey

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FAQs about the Survey

What do we mean by unanswered questions?

We’re looking for questions about symptoms, treatments and day-to-day life that, if addressed and fully answered by research, could make a real difference to people affected by sudden cardiac arrest. Examples of unanswered questions from other health conditions have included:

• Can we develop a vaccine to pre-vent prostate cancer?

• How can stroke survivors and their families be helped to cope with a speech problem?


Do I have to write a research question and check that it is unanswered?

No. The most important thing is to draw on your personal experience of cardiac arrest. It is enough to write a short sentence about something that is important to you, but for which you haven’t been able to find an answer. The team collecting your responses will turn them into questions. They will then check against existing research to find out whether they have been answered or not.


What will we do with the results?

We will use the results of this survey to guide future research and inform our wider work as a research network. By sharing what we find with the international cardiac arrest research community, we hope to shape research into the condition not just in the Canada but all over the world.


What will happen with my information?

Unanswered questions will be published but not linked to you personally in any way. All of the information you provide will remain confidential.


Who is leading this research?

This survey is part of a funded research study being led by the Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and Dr. Katie Dainty, Research Chair, North York General Hospital, Toronto. 


Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: katie.dainty@utoronto.ca or Cell phone: 647-448-2485