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Use of the internet by colorectal cancer patients

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Steven Powell, Dr Jonathan Hanson, Dr Stefan Plusa


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Objective To identify the frequency of Internet use by colorectal cancer patients. Materials and methods Fifty patients interviews. Results Only four patients (8%) had used the internet to access information about colorectal cancer though 36% would have used it if a site had been recommended. Conclusion The Internet is a resource rarely used by patients but there is potential for its use as an adjunct to written and verbal information.

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Author(s): Powell SM, McStay RA, Hanson JM, Plusa SM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Colorectal Disease

Year: 2006

Volume: 8

Issue: 1

Pages: 62-63

ISSN (print): 1462-8910

ISSN (electronic): 1463-1318

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2005.00832.x


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