Barriers to information access, perceived health competence, and psychosocial health outcomes: test of a mediation model in a breast cancer sample.

@article{Arora2002BarriersTI,
  title={Barriers to information access, perceived health competence, and psychosocial health outcomes: test of a mediation model in a breast cancer sample.},
  author={Neeraj K. Arora and Pauley R. Johnson and David H. Gustafson and Fiona McTavish and Robert P. Hawkins and Suzanne Pingree},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2002},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={37-46}
}
This study examined the relationship between breast cancer patients' experience of barriers to accessing health information and their psychosocial health outcomes and explored the extent to which this relationship was mediated by patient perceptions of competence in dealing with health-related issues. Study sample consisted of 225 women surveyed within 6 months of diagnosis. Regression analyses suggested that patients who reported greater difficulty in accessing needed information experienced… CONTINUE READING