RE:Flyfisherman and women NEEDED
Thanks for your interest. I appreciate your concern over the content and
hypothesis of this project. I will send the questions in a leter email.
But to address your concerns..
First, I would like to see if it is possible to perform a survey via email
and internet that has any validity (by statistical definitions). I recently
attended the Eastern Orthopaedic Association meeting and one of the papers
presented was on the medical and orthopaedic content on the internet, how
acurate and valuable it was, etc. That got me thinking, if one could target
a specific group of enthusiastic people in a specific field of interest, say
flyfishing (my personal passion), then it should be possible via email and
internet to perform a survey on the prevalance and incidence of orthopaedic
conditions. So, first goal is to see if it is possible to generate enough
data on-line to do a reasonable study.
Second, from my own personal experience, and that of the frequent complaints
of fishing friends and buddies, there may be (are) certain ailments that
occur in the flyfisherman/woman more frequently than in the overall
population. I would lke to see if that is true and see what this group of
people do to be able to continue to do what they enjoy, flyfishing.
Hope it sounds as exciting to you as it does to me, and I also hope that
with the free-speech, free-iinternet stuff, that nooone scoops my ideas.
Anyway, the responses have been encouraging, as I suspected internet
anglers, especially long-rodders are a willing and friendly group that love
to talk fishing, even if its about there back pain or elbow problems.
Lastly, there is NO financial or personal gain incentive behind this
project, everything is strictly above the board.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me, if you
would like I will keep you abreast of the reults. Again, I will send you
the questions on the next mailing.
As always, tight lines!!
Keith Berend, MD