Information satisfaction in breast and prostate cancer patients: implications for quality of life.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294103
Title:
Information satisfaction in breast and prostate cancer patients: implications for quality of life.
Authors:
Bailey, Tracey; Davies, Nicola J.; Kinman, Gail ( 0000-0002-0130-1708 ) ; Thomas, Robert J.
Abstract:
Objectives: This study aimed to assess information needs and levels of information satisfaction in breast and prostate cancer patients. It further examined relationships between information satisfaction and multi-dimensional quality of life (QoL). Methods: An adapted Information Satisfaction Questionnaire (ISQ, 2004) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy QoL questionnaire (FACT-G, 1993) were randomly distributed to cancer patients during oncology clinic visits (breast cancer, n=102; prostate cancer, n=112). Hierarchal regression analyses examined information satisfaction as a predictor of global QoL and its four dimensions (i.e. physical, social, emotional, and functional well-being). Results: High levels of information needs and desire for decision involvement were identified, with patients expressing a considerable degree of information satisfaction. After controlling for demographic and illness factors, information satisfaction explained 21% of the variance in global QoL, 12% in physical well-being, 13% in social well-being, 8% in emotional well-being, and 10% in functional well-being (all p<0.001). Conclusions: This study highlights the importance of information satisfaction for perceived QoL in individuals with cancer. It is clearly important to identify specific information requirements during the diagnosis and treatment process in order to provide information that is congruent with patients' needs. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
Addenbrooke’s Hospital; Cranfield University; University of Bedfordshire; Bedford Hospital
Citation:
Davies, N. J., Kinman, G., Thomas, R. J. and Bailey, T. (2008) 'Information satisfaction in breast and prostate cancer patients: implications for quality of life', Psycho-Oncology, 17, pp. 1048–1052.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal:
Psycho-oncology
Issue Date:
18-Jan-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/294103
DOI:
10.1002/pon.1305
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.1305/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1057-9249
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Traceyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Nicola J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKinman, Gailen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Robert J.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-17T10:35:22Zen
dc.date.available2013-06-17T10:35:22Zen
dc.date.issued2008-01-18en
dc.identifier.citationDavies, N. J., Kinman, G., Thomas, R. J. and Bailey, T. (2008) 'Information satisfaction in breast and prostate cancer patients: implications for quality of life', Psycho-Oncology, 17, pp. 1048–1052.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.1305en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/294103en
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study aimed to assess information needs and levels of information satisfaction in breast and prostate cancer patients. It further examined relationships between information satisfaction and multi-dimensional quality of life (QoL). Methods: An adapted Information Satisfaction Questionnaire (ISQ, 2004) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy QoL questionnaire (FACT-G, 1993) were randomly distributed to cancer patients during oncology clinic visits (breast cancer, n=102; prostate cancer, n=112). Hierarchal regression analyses examined information satisfaction as a predictor of global QoL and its four dimensions (i.e. physical, social, emotional, and functional well-being). Results: High levels of information needs and desire for decision involvement were identified, with patients expressing a considerable degree of information satisfaction. After controlling for demographic and illness factors, information satisfaction explained 21% of the variance in global QoL, 12% in physical well-being, 13% in social well-being, 8% in emotional well-being, and 10% in functional well-being (all p<0.001). Conclusions: This study highlights the importance of information satisfaction for perceived QoL in individuals with cancer. It is clearly important to identify specific information requirements during the diagnosis and treatment process in order to provide information that is congruent with patients' needs. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.1305/abstracten
dc.subjectcanceren_GB
dc.subjectinformation satisfactionen_GB
dc.subjectinformation needsen_GB
dc.subjectoncologyen_GB
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_GB
dc.titleInformation satisfaction in breast and prostate cancer patients: implications for quality of life.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAddenbrooke’s Hospitalen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentCranfield Universityen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBedford Hospitalen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPsycho-oncologyen_GB
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