Paper in Patient Education and Counseling
- Costa, D.S.J., Smith, A.T., Lim, B.T., Fardell, J.E. (2015). Simplifying the assessment of cancer information overload: A comment on Jensen et al. Patient Education and Counseling, 98 (11) p. 1450.
The abundance of cancer-related information in the public domain has caused concerns that individuals may suffer information overload and consequently disengage from pertinent information sources, potentially leading to reduced preventive behaviours (e.g. screening). Jensen et al.  have made a valuable contribution to understanding this phenomenon by developing the 8-item cancer information overload (CIO), but we feel that this measure could be improved.