Polio Australia has developed a survey to help us understand more about our polio survivors’ health, abilities, professionals use, and support use. This is the second survey made available by Polio Australia in 2020.

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Early in 2020, 734 Australian polio survivors responded to our survey about their impressions, expectations, and satisfaction with their health professionals. Those results were published in recent issues of Polio Oz News. If you did not do that previous survey, that is ok – you can still participate in this new one.

This new survey asks polio survivors about different things: their post-polio related health; their changes in ability over time; their use of health professionals; and their support services use. It takes about 15 minutes to complete and is online only.


The survey will be available online until the end of October, but please do it now if possible. It takes about 15 minutes to complete. Please be as honest and as accurate as you can.

As with our previous survey, the responses to this survey will be grouped to look for differences or trends amongst polio survivors, and in comparison to the Australian population. Grouped data (individual responses are not identifiable) will be used in Polio Australia’s planning and education – for polio survivors and health professionals. The results will be reported in Polio Oz News issues later this year.

This survey may have been sent to you by email, but it does NOT use or need your email address. We will not share or isolate your details.

If a polio survivor you know is not on our contact list, or is NOT living in Australia, they may also complete the survey. Please let them know about the survey. Please share the survey link with other survivors you know in your community.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email [email protected]. You can contact us before or after you do the survey. You can also contact us if you want to tell us more of your story.

In our testing it took less than 15 minutes to finish the questions, but we did not record the time to complete the last optional text answers.

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