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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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 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 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)|
|Deposited By:||UTAS Centre for Rural Health|
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