Questions and answers

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When should I fill out the questionnaire?

We hope you can fill out the questionnaire as soon as you have the opportunity. If you have already received processing when submitting the form, we will take this into account when analysing the data.

What if there are some questions I don't want to answer?

You don't have to answer every question. We still want to get the answers you want to give.

I've already been treated. Is there any point in me filling out the questionnaire?

Yes, we hope you will fill out the form anyway. Your results can be followed over time if you choose to answer the questionnaires in rounds 2 and 3.

There are reasons other than cancer why I don't feel well. Why don't you ask if I have other illnesses?

We link the information from the questionnaire with information about you that may be registered about you in the Cancer Registry, other statutory health registries such as the Norwegian Patient Registry, the Norwegian Prescription Database etc. and information from Statistics Norway.

Therefore, there is a lot of relevant information we do not need to ask you for, and it becomes less time consuming for you to fill out the questionnaire. 

Have I got cancer? My doctor hasn't said anything about that.

The invitation you received is not  a message that you have cancer.

Both people without cancer and people who have been diagnosed with cancer are invited to our population-based surveys / research projects.

However, if you are in doubt, we recommend that you contact your doctor. 

I'm not sure if I was able to submit a questionnaire

If you have received a copy of your submitted form in your Helsenorge inbox or in your digital mailbox (depending on where you received the invitation to the population/survey), you have submitted the form and thereby participated in the survey. 

I'm having technical trouble filling out the form. What can I do myself?

Your browser may not support the form. You can try opening the form in a different browser (the most common browsers are Microsoft Edge (what used to be called Explorer), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari).

  •  Go to the message you have received in your inbox in Helsenorge or your digital mailbox
  •  Hover over the link to the questionnaire and right-click
  •  Select "copy link address" (or similar)
  •  Open a different browser
  •  Copy the link into the address bar by hovering over the address bar, right-clicking, and selecting "paste"
  •  To access the form, you must log in again with eg. BankID
Can I cache the questionnaire so I don't have to fill it all out at once?

Yes, if you received the invitation on, you can cache your form at any time. To do this, leave the subform you are in ("back to my forms" at the bottom of the subform), and then click "save form" at the bottom of the page you will then arrive at. You can then continue on the form when it suits you by following the link in the invitation in your Helsenorge inbox.