2015 Patient Survey

Lung Foundation Australia’s 2015 patient survey provided insights into issues patients face as well as how they interact with Lung Foundation Australia.

The survey found 53 per cent of people felt afraid for their future when they were diagnosed, leading to an increased risk of loneliness, anxiety and depression.

Around 38 per cent of patients said they saw families and friends less often and almost half of those surveyed (49 per cent) said they left the house less often, heightening feelings of social isolation.

The need for better self-management and access to support was further highlighted by the fact 55 per cent of patients participated in fewer social groups or community activities since being diagnosed.

For a more detailed breakdown of the survey responses, please see the PDF below.

2015 Patient Survey - Summary Data (349 KB)