Journal article

Does access to an information-based, breast cancer specific website help to reduce distress in young women with breast cancer? Results from a randomised trial.

Victoria White, Ashley Farrelly, Meron Pitcher, David Hill

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) | Published : 2018

Abstract

To assess the effectiveness of a purpose-built information-based website to reduce distress among young women with breast cancer. A total of 337 participants (Intervention Group [IG] n = 202; Usual Care Group [UCG] n = 177) returned the completed baseline questionnaires (T1). Details regarding accessing the website were provided to IG participants. Follow-up questionnaires were completed: (a) 3 months (T2) and (b) 6 months after baseline (T3). Outcomes included anxiety and depression (primary outcomes), quality of life (QoL) and unmet information needs. About 70% of the IG accessed the website, typically only once (median: 1, range 1-15), spending a median of 19 min (range: 1-315) on the sit..

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