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BackgroundThe increasing number of women consulting primary care about a family history of breast cancer need basic information for use in a primary care setting.MethodsA research-based leaflet was developed by assessing women's information needs and synthesizing the current best evidence addressing these needs. The leaflet was then evaluated with the intended audience.ResultsOver 90% of respondents (RR 76%, n = 114/190) felt the leaflet covered what they wanted to know in an understandable and caring way.ConclusionsThis leaflet, which is informed by patients and evidence-based, meets the needs of women who have family histories of breast cancer.

Original publication




Journal article


Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Publication Date





155 - 160


Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Headington, UK.


Humans, Breast Neoplasms, Ovarian Neoplasms, Risk Assessment, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Genetic Counseling, Needs Assessment, Teaching Materials, Adult, Aged, Middle Aged, Program Development, Patient Satisfaction, Female, Patient Education as Topic, Surveys and Questionnaires, United Kingdom