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Perception of bowel cancer information overload: A cross-sectional study


Gadd, N and Lee, S and Obamiro, K, Perception of bowel cancer information overload: A cross-sectional study, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 26, (3) pp. 235-247. ISSN 1539-8285 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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2022 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

DOI: doi:10.1080/15398285.2022.2073709


Objective: To identify levels of bowel cancer information overload and associated predictors.

Methods: A cross-sectional online survey of Tasmanians >=18 years measured bowel cancer information overload using a modified Cancer Information Overload Scale. Descriptive statistics summarized participants' demographic and information overload data; linear regression investigated information overload predictors.

Results: The analysis included 3,701 Tasmanians (75.8% female). Above 50% of participants disagreed/strongly disagreed with the statements favoring information overload. Significant predictors of bowel cancer information overload included current smokers, body mass index, lower educational attainment, and living less rurally.

Conclusion: In this study bowel cancer information overload was associated with lower educational attainment, current smokers, higher body mass index, and living less rurally.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:information, overload, bowel cancer, rural
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Rural and remote health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Gadd, N (Miss Nicola Gadd)
UTAS Author:Lee, S (Dr Simone Lee)
UTAS Author:Obamiro, K (Dr Kehinde Obamiro)
ID Code:153438
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2022-09-16
Last Modified:2022-12-11

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