As part of World Cancer Day (Sunday 4th February) we are excited to be able to share the results of the International Look Good Feel Better Global Patient Survey, which highlights the impact and satisfaction of the programme across the world.
The results indicate that Look Good Feel Better creates a significant boost in self-confidence among women undergoing treatment for cancer. With patient satisfaction scores above 90%, the vast majority of particpiants would highly recommend Look Good Feel Better to other people.
The Look Good Feel Better Global Patient Survey includes responses from 13,300 cancer patients in North and South America, Europe, and Australasia. Participants ranked their feelings of confidence, pre- and post-workshop and the value of the programme to their self-image.
96% rated the Look Good Feel Better programme as very valuable in improving their self-image
78% reported an increase in confidence after a workshop
98% would recommend Look Good Feel Better to another person undergoing cancer treatment
“The mission of World Cancer Day is to ‘explore how everyone can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer,’” said Sarahjane Robertson, Executive Director of Look Good Feel Better UK. “By so effectively addressing the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, which can be a profound psychological burden on women in the midst of treatment, we are certainly working hard to support this mission.”
Look Good Feel Better Worldwide
Since the programme began in the United States in 1989, Look Good Feel Better has helped more than 1.9 million people in 26 countries around the world. Host countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, USA and Uruguay.
Globally, nearly 14,000 volunteers donate their time and skills to the programme, which delivers more than 23,000 workshops annually.
The 2017 Look Good Feel Better Global Participant Survey includes more than 13,300 responses collected between September 2016 and September 2017 from eight of our twenty six countries: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States. Survey questions were consistent across the globe and surveys were voluntarily completed by programme participants following a Look Good Feel Better workshop. Responses have been collected, compiled and reported by Look Good Feel Better staff in participating countries.