Author(s): Obeidat R, Khrais HI
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Abstract To determine Jordanian women's attitudes toward disclosure of breast cancer information and their information needs. A descriptive comparative research design was used in this study. A convenience sample of 156 Jordanian women who had a confirmed first time diagnosis of breast cancer within 18 months prior to the study and had treatment at three hospitals in Central and Northern Jordan was recruited for the study. A modified version of the Information Needs Questionnaire (INQ) was used for data collection. The vast majority of patients wanted to know whether the diagnosis was breast cancer (92\%) and the stage of the disease (78\%). Information about spread of the disease and chances of cure was of highest importance for the majority of the patients (88\% and 85\% respectively). Younger patients and those with higher education were more likely to express a preference for truthful disclosure of breast cancer diagnosis. The majority of Jordanian women wanted information about breast cancer diagnosis, chances of cure, and treatment side effects.
This article was published in J Cancer Educ
and referenced in Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine