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Article: The information needs of breast cancer patients in hong kong and their levels of satisfaction with the provision of information

TitleThe information needs of breast cancer patients in hong kong and their levels of satisfaction with the provision of information
Authors
KeywordsBreast cancer
Chinese women
Hong Kong
Information needs
Satisfaction
Thurstones scale
Issue Date2011
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cancernursingonline.com
Citation
Cancer Nursing, 2011, v. 34 n. 1, p. 49-57 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Information is vital for patients in overcoming cancer and making decisions about their treatment plans, but little is known about the information needs of Chinese breast cancer patients and their satisfaction with the information provided. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to examine the priority of information needs perceived by participants and the demographic and clinical factors that affect the priority of information needs such as prioritization, the utilization of and satisfaction with different sources of information, and satisfaction with the information provided by health care professionals. Methods: A self-administered survey was used, including sources of information, an Information Needs Questionnaire-Chinese version, and patients' satisfaction with the information provided by health care professionals. Results: Participants (n = 374) ranked the likelihood of cure, spread of the disease, and treatment options as the 3 most important information needs. They had mostly been using the information sources available in the hospital. Despite health care professionals being ranked as a highly satisfying source of information, participants perceived different levels of satisfaction with the various types of information provided. Conclusion: Participants perceived information about the illness itself and about treatment as most important. They preferred to use sources available in the hospital, but the satisfaction rates associated with information provided by health care professionals were relatively low. Implications for Practice: This study provides useful information about what patients really want to know and a potential basis for developing more effective models to deliver information and support to breast cancer patients. Identification of the actual needs of these patients can produce better resource allocation and provide health services more efficiently to meet those needs. Copyright © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135948
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.017
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.034
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dc.contributor.authorLi, PWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSo, WKWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLui, LYYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, JCKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, SFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T02:00:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T02:00:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCancer Nursing, 2011, v. 34 n. 1, p. 49-57en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0162-220Xen_HK
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Information is vital for patients in overcoming cancer and making decisions about their treatment plans, but little is known about the information needs of Chinese breast cancer patients and their satisfaction with the information provided. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to examine the priority of information needs perceived by participants and the demographic and clinical factors that affect the priority of information needs such as prioritization, the utilization of and satisfaction with different sources of information, and satisfaction with the information provided by health care professionals. Methods: A self-administered survey was used, including sources of information, an Information Needs Questionnaire-Chinese version, and patients' satisfaction with the information provided by health care professionals. Results: Participants (n = 374) ranked the likelihood of cure, spread of the disease, and treatment options as the 3 most important information needs. They had mostly been using the information sources available in the hospital. Despite health care professionals being ranked as a highly satisfying source of information, participants perceived different levels of satisfaction with the various types of information provided. Conclusion: Participants perceived information about the illness itself and about treatment as most important. They preferred to use sources available in the hospital, but the satisfaction rates associated with information provided by health care professionals were relatively low. Implications for Practice: This study provides useful information about what patients really want to know and a potential basis for developing more effective models to deliver information and support to breast cancer patients. Identification of the actual needs of these patients can produce better resource allocation and provide health services more efficiently to meet those needs. Copyright © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cancernursingonline.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCancer Nursingen_HK
dc.subjectBreast canceren_HK
dc.subjectChinese womenen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectInformation needsen_HK
dc.subjectSatisfactionen_HK
dc.subjectThurstones scaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic - methods-
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfaction - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshWomen's Health-
dc.titleThe information needs of breast cancer patients in hong kong and their levels of satisfaction with the provision of informationen_HK
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