This questionnaire is not intended to provide instruction. It is not a diagnostic survey. It is intended for those who already have been told  by a medical doctor that they have dystonia

Readers and users should not rely on this information to determine diagnosis, prognosis or a course of treatment. It should not be used in place of a professional consultation with a doctor.

The writers of the questionnaire are not responsible for the consequences of any decisions resulting from the use of this information, including, but not limited to, choosing to seek or not to seek professional medical care, or from choosing or not choosing specific treatment based on the information. You should not disregard the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider because of any information you receive from this survey.. If you have any health care questions, please consult your medical practitioner.

The questions for this questionnaire have been created based on situations described by patients or researchers over a wide range of types of dystonia. No person has all types of dystonia so some questions will not apply to any given patient.

The questions are not intended to capture the future, only to ask about the present and the past. The questions may ask about symptoms that are not likely dystonia, to look at situations that make the condition harder  to understand.

The questionnaire has no commercial interest, recommends no purchase, product or service and makes no endorsements. Reference to any products or services, Internet links, third parties or  other information by tradename, trademark, suppliers or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation

Those completing the survey assume all responsibility and risk for use of the questions. There is no cost to filling out the questionnaire and no reimbursement for having done so.

The identity of those filling out the survey is not sought except in general terms of categories and those questions are optional. Responses will be compiled in aggregate and not be stored in connection with any names. .Names will not be collected for this survey. The user’s computer IP address is what enables the computer to access the survey. However the identity of the user of the IP address is not known or requested and the IP addresses are destroyed when the surveys are done. This provides the highest possible privacy protection available.

If you have suggestions or feedback about questions on this survey please contact the survey designer.