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An alarming prognosis: how people affected by pancreatic cancer use (and avoid) Internet information

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This article looks at how patients with pancreatic cancer use the Internet, and considers its potential negative effects for people with a life threatening illness. We designed a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews collected by maximum variation sampling. Respondents were recruited from all over the UK in 2009/10. We interviewed 32 people with pancreatic cancer and eight relatives/carers of people who had recently died of pancreatic cancer. In contrast to a similar study we und...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1515/1944-2866.1162

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Herg
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University of Oxford

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De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Policy and Internet Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
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Article: 3
Publication date:
2012
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uuid:35d032ad-399d-4043-b341-d1e7739cffe9
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471257
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pubs:471257

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