A study of information seeking by cancer patients and their carers.

  title={A study of information seeking by cancer patients and their carers.},
  author={Nicholas D James and Heather Daniels and Rafia Rahman and Chris C McConkey and Jeff Derry and Andrew Young},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  volume={19 5},
AIMS To examine cancer patients' and carers' use of, and attitudes to, the Internet as an information source compared with other media. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was carried out in two phases: in phase I, interviews were used to construct a suitable instrument. In phase II, interviews were completed with 800 recently diagnosed patients and 200 carers. RESULTS Relatively few patients (4.8%), but a high proportion of carers (48%), accessed the Internet directly for cancer information… CONTINUE READING

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