Today treatment of diseases are getting more and more individualized. This is based on the increase of data coming from clinical, laboratory, imaging and research data. Models and hypermodels are developed to analyse these data and gain new knowledge. This knowledge can then be used for decision support by physicians in individual patients.
To understand what citizens and patients are thinking about such models/hypermodels this survey was developed. It will help to optimize research in this area. A short video will introduce hypermodels for you. It is a hypermodel developed for nephroblastoma, the most common kidney cancer in children. It will answer the question if preoperative chemotherapy will shrink the tumor before surgery. The prediction of this hypermodel may then be used for helping the physician to apply the best treatment for a patient with nephroblastoma.
The video will be followed by a short survey consisting of two main parts. The first part is asking demographic questions (7 questions) and the second part is related to the understanding of hypermodels (11 questions). Your answers will be anonymous. If you want to get feedback of the results, you need to provide us with an email. This email will not be linked to your answers. The whole survey will take you less than 10 minutes.