Hyperidrosis Survey
Project: What are the lived experiences of people who have hyperhidrosis and if they seek treatment options what they would prefer: ETS or Botox Injections?

Responsible Researcher: Ava Farahani
I consent to participate in this project, the details of which have been explained to me, and I have been provided with a written plain language statement to keep.
I understand that the purpose of this research is to investigate my knowledge about primary hyperhidrosis and the treatment options offered to potentially limit the severity of the condition.
I understand that my participation in this project is for research purposes only.
I acknowledge that the possible effects of participating in this research project have been explained to my satisfaction.
In this project I will be required to answer questions about my personal experience with hyperhidrosis and whether or not I have done or heard of ETS or Botox Injections.
I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw from this project anytime without explanation or prejudice and to withdraw any unprocessed data that I have provided.
I understand that the data from this research will be collected anonymously and that my personal information will not be exposed to the general public.
I understand that participation in this survey acts as a signed consent.

Adapted from Melbourne University
Describe how your condition affects your personal or social life? *
Your answer
How does Hyperhidrosis affect performing everyday tasks? *
Your answer
Have you experienced social anxiety because you fear what people might think about your condition? *
Has your doctor ever provided a possible solution towards decreasing your sweating levels? *
Your answer
Have you ever done treatment to reduce your severity of hyperhidrosis? *
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomies (ETS) involves cutting the nerves that control sweat glands in the hands and armpits located inside the rib cage. A reported 94% of people obtain satisfactory results with a decreased rate of sweating. However, 86% of patients develop compensatory hyperhidrosis where another area of the body begins to sweat. Have you ever heard of ETS? *
Botox inhibits the production of acetylcholine (neurotransmitters) prohibiting the stimulation of eccrine sweat glands for a temporary amount of time (roughly 9 months). Have you ever heard of Botox Injections? *
Based off of the success rates and possible side-effects of both ETS and Botox, which treatment would you prefer to do? *
Why would you do it?
Your answer
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