Data Collections – Help us help you!
PWSA (USA) currently has the largest collection of information on children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, but some of it is out of date and all data on families lacks essential information that could be crucial information to improve the medical care of our children. Therefore, we are going to improve our database by increasing the size and accuracy of the information.
The graph on theright is derived from our survey as of December 2010. As of June 2014 there were 1,964 people with PWS in the database and it is still growing! Once your first survey is submitted and processed, you can edit your entry with the second option below. For those wishing to submit an hard copy, the form is available for download too.
In a perfect world, PWSA (USA) would have the names and pertinent information needed on all persons with the syndrome. There is power in numbers! If we can acquire a more comprehensive database, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding sources will be more willing to help our children through funding continued research in PWS and obesity! You do not need to be a member of PWSA (USA) to be included in this collection.
We need your help!
Our survey can be filled in online (see below) or with the downloadable form. Paper forms can be mailed to PWSA(USA) database update, 8588 Potter Park Dr. Suite 500, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Why should I fill in this form?
Our children depend on us to find the answers for make their lives medically safer and enable them to have a quality life. We need to be able to prove to researchers that we have children with specific needs and conditions needing research.
The information you provide will not leave PWSA (USA) without your permission except in a personally unidentifiable format .
A researcher calls PWSA (USA) planning research on gastro/intestinal problems in people with Prader-Willi Syndrome. PWSA (USA) will notify all the contacts in the database that have persons with gastro/intestinal problems. It will be your option to participate in the research by contacting the researcher.
Another example may be research that is on children with Prader-Willi Syndrome ages 0-5. All appropriate names of families in the database with children ages 0-5 will be contacted by PWSA (USA) either by email or by mail. Again, it is your option to participate or not.
Please be part of this collection. Encourage everyone you know who has a child with Prader-Willi syndrome to participate in this is very important project. Spread the word!
Mail in forms:
On the first survey, if you answered Yes to:
- Curvature of the Spine (scoliosis/kyphosis)
- Assisted Reproduction Techniques
- Autistic Behavior
- Mental Health