Internet use and preferences among women living with advanced breast cancer
Hulbert-Williams, Nicholas J.
Levesque, Janelle V.
Karapetis, Christos S.
AffiliationFlinders University; Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer; University of Queensland; University of New South Wales; Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research; Swinburne University; University of Chester; Breast Cancer Network Australia
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AbstractDespite high distress and unmet informational and psychosocial needs, and recommendations for development of advanced breast cancer (ABC)-specific resources, there remains a paucity of appropriate, accessible psychological interventions. This survey study examined internet use and preferences of women with ABC, to the gauge feasibility of providing an ABC- specific internet intervention. Most participants (83%) used the internet daily. Results indicated most women with ABC would find an ABC-specific internet intervention helpful, and that it would address gaps in current internet resources, including provision of strategies to manage treatment side effects and fear of cancer progression.
CitationKemp E, Koczwara B, Turner J, Girgis A, Schofield P, Hulbert-Williams N, Levesque J, Spence D, Vatandoust S, Kichenadasse G, Roy A, Sukumaran S, Karapetis C, Richards C, Fitzgerald M & Beatty L (2018 - in press). Internet use and preferences among women living with advanced breast cancer. The Breast Journal.
JournalThe Breast Journal
DescriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kemp E, Koczwara B, Turner J, Girgis A, Schofield P, Hulbert-Williams N, Levesque J, Spence D, Vatandoust S, Kichenadasse G, Roy A, Sukumaran S, Karapetis C, Richards C, Fitzgerald M & Beatty L (2019). Internet use and preferences among women living with advanced breast cancer. The Breast Journal 25(2) pp. 290-295, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13203. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
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