Internet use and preferences among women living with advanced breast cancer

Emma Bronte Kemp, Bogda Koczwara, Jane D. Turner, Afaf Girgis, Penelope Schofield, Nicholas J. Hulbert-Williams, Janelle V. Levesque, Danielle Spence, Sina Vatandoust, Ganessan Kichenadasse, Amitesh Chandra Roy, Shawgi Sukumaran, C. S. Karapetis, Caroline Jane Richards, Michael Fitzgerald, Lisa J. Beatty

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Abstract

Despite 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 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-295
Number of pages6
JournalThe Breast Journal
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • advanced breast cancer
  • e-Health intervention
  • information and support needs
  • internet use

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