Cf patients dating each other
However, earlier diagnosis and the development of new treatments over the past two decades have considerably improved the survival of patients with CF.
Results from the United States (US) CF Foundation 2008 Patient Registry report indicated that median life expectancy of patients with CF has risen from approximately 25 years in 1985 to over 37 years in 2008.
Any adult aged ≥18 years with CF in the US could complete this online survey.
There were no additional inclusion/exclusion criteria. From July 2007 to August 2007, adults with CF were invited via the United States (US) national network of CF Centers to participate in an anonymous, online survey.
attending college, entering serious relationships and pursuing careers).
The two questions specific to disease disclosure were: a) "To what extent do the following people know that you have CF: Relatives, Close friends, Dating Partners, Neighbors, Bosses/supervisors/teachers, Co-workers, and Acquaintances?
In order to better understand these issues, the Adult Data for Understanding Lifestyle and Transitions (ADULT) survey was conducted.