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Table 3 Importance of media for cancer patients as ranked in published studies

From: Patient information in radiation oncology: a cross-sectional pilot study using the EORTC QLQ-INFO26 module

  Vordermark
2000[19]
Schäfer
2002[22]
Peterson
2003[15]
Basch
2004[16]
Adler
[this study]
setting radiation oncology center radiation oncology center lung cancer center cancer center radiation oncology center
internet 8 5 3 2 3
doctor - 1 1+2 - -
self-support group 7 - - - 8
TV 1 3 7 - 2
newspaper 3 3 - 1 6
brochures 2 - - 1 1
medical book 4 2 5 1 7
Waiting-room chat 6 - - - 4
telephone - - - 3 -
family - - 4 - -
radio - 5 - - -
magazine 5 3 6 1 5