An exploration of unmet information needs among breast cancer patients in Japan: a qualitative study.

@article{Tsuchiya2009AnEO,
  title={An exploration of unmet information needs among breast cancer patients in Japan: a qualitative study.},
  author={Masao Tsuchiya and Stephanie Van Horn},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={149-55}
}
Informational need assessment has become an important part of health care in order to provide information effectively in clinical settings. Literature on information needs in the West suggests that breast cancer (BC) patients needed more information than doctors had provided, and information that fully met their needs was associated with patients' long-term well-being. Since few studies on this issue have been conducted in Japan, where the general consultation style is less open and more… CONTINUE READING