Open Access Repository

Information overload in patients with atrial fibrillation: Can the cancer information overload (CIO) scale be used?

Obamiro, KO ORCID: 0000-0002-0265-1953 and Lee, K ORCID: 0000-0003-3022-4868 2018 , 'Information overload in patients with atrial fibrillation: Can the cancer information overload (CIO) scale be used?' , Patient Education and Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Patient Education Researchers and Managers , doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.10.005.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Objective: Information overload can negatively impact positive health behaviors such as cancer screening.The 8-item Cancer Information Overload (CIO) scale appears to be the only validated measure of healthrelatedinformation overload. The present study assesses the validity of the CIO scale when modified foruse in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) residing in Australia.Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from a study of adult Australian patients with AF(N = 386) in which a modified version of the CIO scale was used. In the present study, we examined theconstruct (convergent and divergent) validity and performed an exploratory factor analysis for themodified scale.Results: All items on the modified-CIO scale appear to load onto a single factor. As predicted, highereducation levels (rs=-.24, ps=-.17, p = .001) weresignificantly associated with lower modified-CIO scores; no other demographic characteristics weresignificantly associated with CIO scores.Conclusion: When adapted to the AF context, the modified-CIO scale appears to be a valid measure ofinformation overload.Practice Implications: A valid scale is required to measure information overload accurately. Knowledge ofthe interplay between information overload and various health behaviors help focus future efforts tosupport patient empowerment.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Obamiro, KO and Lee, K
Keywords: information overload; atrial fibrillation
Journal or Publication Title: Patient Education and Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Patient Education Researchers and Managers
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd
ISSN: 0738-3991
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.10.005
Copyright Information:

Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V.

Related URLs:
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP