The IBTA is delighted to announce that the results of the IBTA’s survey: ‘Brain tumours and COVID-19: the patient and caregiver experience‘ has been published in the journal Neuro-Oncology Advances.
In April and May 2020, the IBTA, as part of its work with the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) COVID-19 Task Force carried out the first international survey within the global community of brain tumour patients and caregivers on how the COVID-19 pandemic had directly affected them. The survey results have now been published in Neuro-Oncology Advances. In total, 1,989 participants completed the survey from 33 countries including 1,459 patients and 530 caregivers.
Among the findings, the survey found that while this pandemic has been an extremely stressful time for this population, caregivers were significantly more anxious than patients.
Furthermore, from those polled, respondents in the…