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Information needs of women with recently diagnosed ovarian cancer - A longitudinal study

Browall, Maria, (författare)
Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg 413 45, Sweden
Carlsson, Maria, (författare)
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Döbelnsgatan 2, Uppsala 752 37, Sweden
Horvath, György, (författare)
Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg 413 45, Sweden
Uppsala universitet Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet. Medicinska fakulteten. Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap. (creator_code:org_t)
Göteborgs universitet Sahlgrenska akademin. Institutionen för särskilda specialiteter, Avdelningen för onkologi. 
2004
Engelska.
Ingår i: European Journal of Oncology Nursing. - Elsevier. - 1462-3889. ; 8:3, s. 200-207
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  • The aim of this study was to investigate the information needs among patients with ovarian cancer and whether these information needs change over time. The information needs were evaluated three times, through structured interviews, and were based on the paired comparison approach developed by Degner and colleagues. A consecutive sample of patients (n=82) with recently diagnosed ovarian cancer was asked to participate.Sixty-four patients (78%) chose to participate. The three different measurements of participants' information needs revealed only small changes in these needs. The three most important information needs, in all measurements, were information about the likelihood of cure, information about the stage and spreading of the disease, and information about different treatment options. Information regarding sexual attractiveness was the lowest ranked item in all measurements. Regarding subgroups (age, education) the only significant difference throughout all measurements was that younger patients rated issues of sexual attractiveness higher than older patients (p=0.005).In this longitudinal study patients with ovarian cancer ranked information about the disease and its treatment (i.e. likelihood of cure, stage of disease, and treatment options) highest, and information about psychosocial aspects and self-care lowest. These findings are in accordance with the results from studies of women diagnosed with other types of cancer, which used the same methodology. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP  (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES  (hsv//eng)
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP  -- Klinisk medicin -- Cancer och onkologi (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES  -- Clinical Medicine -- Cancer and Oncology (hsv//eng)

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Medical sciences
Medicin
Information needs
Longitudinal study
Ovarian cancer
Paired comparison approach
academic achievement
adult
age
aged
article
cancer diagnosis
cancer growth
cancer patient
cancer staging
cancer therapy
controlled study
female
health care need
human
interview
major clinical study
ovary cancer
patient information
physical attractiveness
self care
sexuality
social psychology
Aged
80 and over
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Needs Assessment
Nursing Assessment
Ovarian Neoplasms
Patient Education
Sweden
MEDICINE
MEDICIN
information needs
longitudinal study
paired comparison approach
Adult
Female
methods
drug therapy
psychology
methods

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