As a benefit of CAG membership, we are pleased to offer the service of posting surveys from members with the goal of assisting with distribution and response levels. Please note that the CAG is not responsible for the content contained within, nor the development process taken, in designing and developing these surveys (including ensuring that proper ethical protocols have been followed). All surveys are, however, reviewed briefly by the CAG office and Practice Affairs Chair to ensure the following:
- Survey should be focused on a key topic addressing significant variations in practice.
- Survey may not be branded with the CAG logo, unless it has been developed by an internal CAG Committee.
- Survey should not be prohibitively long in length (nor duration of time to fill out) – will most definitely limit response rate.
In order to move forward with your survey request we will need:
- One member of the survey submission team to be a CAG member
- Survey Title
- Word/PDF document version of the survey for review (committee might take a few weeks)
- Link(s) to the survey
- Estimated time to complete the survey
- Close date of survey
Please provide 3 or more weeks to have the survey request reviewed and posted.
*New* A survey of personal protective equipment practices among Canadian endoscopists prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. (est 5-10mins)
Dr. Clarence Wong and Dr. Shahzeer Karmali, University of Alberta
*New* Endoscopy Techniques Survey (est. 5 min.)
Dr. Michael Byrne, Dr. Muhammad Laghari and Michael Heer – University of British Columbia
Barriers to Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery in Canada
We are researchers from the Department of General Surgery at Dalhousie University conducting a study pertaining to the management of rectal neoplasms. You have been chosen to participate in this survey because you are a member of either CAGS or CAG. The purpose of our study is to identify any potential barriers to transanal endoscopic microsurgery referral in Canada. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Please only respond to this survey if you perform colonoscopy as part of your elective practice. By answering this survey, you are providing implied consent to be a participant in our study. All participant answers will be anonymous. This project has been approved by NSHA REB. Please answer the following questions truthfully and to the best of your ability. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to participate in our study.
Study on the knowledge, perceptions and barriers to the use of artificial intelligence in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in Canada
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a relatively new and emerging technology utilizing medical records and digital images to help a machine learn by itself. More recently, AI technology has been applied for use in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The use of AI could also help provide better care to patients with IBD. We would be grateful if you could complete this questionnaire, which we expect should take less than 5 minutes. Your views are very important to us and may help shape future use of AI in IBD. Completion of this survey implies you have given consent to be a participant in our study. All responses are confidential and anonymous.
Dr. Rajan Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Gaurav Nigam (email@example.com).
Complementary or Alternative Therapies in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Survey (est. 5 min.)
We are asking you to complete the attached survey that asks a series of questions about yourself and your attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of yoga as a therapy for patients with IBS.
We appreciate your time and consideration in completing the survey.
Thank you, Adrijana D’Silva, MHS, PhD Student (403-592-5231) and Dr. Maitreyi Raman, MD, MSc, FRCPC (403-592-5020)
Role of EUS-guided biliary drainage in malignant distal biliary obstruction – an international survey
Dear colleagues, we are contacting you on behalf of a research group based out of the McGill University Health Centre that is aiming to assess the uptake of EUS-guided biliary drainage in clinical practice worldwide prior to obtaining the results from the first multicenter randomized controlled trial in North America comparing EUS-guided biliary drainage versus ERCP in malignant biliary obstruction. Our survey should take no longer than 5-7 minutes to complete, and was designed such that all endoscopists' opinions/inputs are valuable to collect, regardless of their experience with the procedure. Thanks in advance for your participation.
PANTHER Physician Survey
The Post-Bleed Management of Antithrombotic Therapy (PANTHER) Research Program is led by Dr. Deborah Siegal from McMaster University, Ontario. It has been reviewed and approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board.
International Survey on Unmet Needs in Managing IBD
The International Organisation for the Study of inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IOIBD) and the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) are interested in what Gastroenterologists believe to be the most important challenges in the field of IBD. This short survey will take less than 15 minutes for you to complete and will provide important information about similarities and differences around the world.
Survey for Screening and Management of Lynch Syndrome
Screening for colorectal cancer has been rapidly increasing overall, however, there is variability in practice when it comes to screening and managing patients with an increased familial or hereditary risk of developing colorectal cancer. Lynch Syndrome is the most common of these hereditary cancer syndromes that predisposes to development of colorectal cancer. You are invited to fill out a survey to determine the current practices for screening and management of individuals with Lynch Syndrome across North America.
A survey on the management of gastric varices