Table 2 – Least important information needs among cancer patients


Study Least important information needs   Type of cancer  Statistic
  Lowest  Low and time of information need  

Graydon et al. (1997, p. 62)

Psychological

 

Breast cancer
Time: treatment
 

Percentage mean

Galloway et al. (1997, p. 1180)

Psychosocial

 

Breast cancer
Time: treatment
 

Percentage mean

Harrison et al. (1999, p. 221)

Psychosocial

 

Breast cancer
Time: treatment and post treatment
 

Percentage mean

Harrison-Woermke & Graydon (1993, p. 453)

Financial resources

Family

Breast cancer
Time: treatment
 

Mean

Galloway & Graydon  (1996, p. 116)
     
- pre-discharge group

Community and follow-up

Skin care

Colon cancer
Time: during hospital discharge
 

Percentage mean

Stewart et al. (2000, p. 360)

Financial issues

Sexuality

Ovarian cancer
Time: diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
 

Percentage

Iconomou et al. (2002, p. 318)

Medication at home

Diet/nutrition

Heterogeneous–breast, lung, colorectal, genitourinary, other
Time: treatment
 

Percentage

Davison et al. (1995, p. 1405)

Effect of treatment on usual sexual activity

Effect of disease on family and close friends

Prostate cancer
Time: 0-6 months post diagnosis
 

Thurstone scaling

Bilodeau & Degner (1996,  p. 695)

Sexuality

Self-care issues

Breast cancer
Time: 0-6 month post diagnosis
 

Thurstone scaling

Davison et al. (2002, p. 47)

Social activities 

Home self-care

Prostate cancer
Time: after initial treatment consultation
 

Thurstone scaling

Degner et al. (1997, p. 1491) 
 
 - overall 

Sexuality

Social activities

Breast cancer
Time: newly diagnosed and treatment
 

Thurstone scaling

  - newly diagnosed  group       

Sexuality

Home self-care

Breast cancer
Time: newly diagnosed
 

Thurstone scaling

Luker et al. (1995, p. 138)
   
- newly diagnosed group 

Sexual attractiveness

Social life

Breast cancer
Time: newly diagnosed
 

Thurstone scaling

Luker et al. (1996, p. 490)
   
- newly diagnosed group

Sexuality

Self-care

Breast cancer
Time: newly diagnosed
 

Thurstone scaling

    - follow-up group

Sexuality

Self-care

Breast cancer
Time: follow-up at home
 

Thurstone scaling

Galloway et al. (1993, p. 118)
    
- pre-discharge group
 

Community and follow-up

Feelings about condition

Lung cancer
Time: during hospital discharge
 

Percentage mean

    - post-discharge group

Community and follow-up

Skin care

Lung cancer
Time: after discharge at home
 

Percentage mean

Raupach & Hiller (2002, p. 293)  
    
- follow-up group

Breast reconstruction (1)
Prostheses (3)

Sexuality and relationships (2)

Breast cancer 
Time: post treatment
 

Percentages