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Breast cancer survivorship, patient education, socioeconomic status.
METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted. Parameters assessed included: content, relevance, anticipated behaviour change, overall impression and patient education level. Respondents were divided into higher (HEG) and lower (LEG) education groups; two-tailed, unpaired T-tests were used to determine how education impacted satisfaction.
RESULTS: Of the 69 completed questionnaires, 98% of HEG and 100% of LEG felt that the content was accessible. 79% of HEG and 80% of LEG felt that the pamphlet was above average or excellent. 85% of HEG and 91% of LEG felt that the information was helpful. Although patients were satisfied with the resource, 62% of HEG and 55% LEG felt that this tool alone would precipitate behavioural modification. No significant differences existed between groups on any of these parameters (p= 0.4744, 0.7295, 0.6652 and 0.7992).
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary evaluation results suggest that although this educational tool showed high levels of acceptance and satisfaction among BCS from both high and low education groups, a multifaceted approach is required to initiate behaviour change.