International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Library Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023 | Rating: 4.2 / 10


Role of Health Information Sources in Breast Cancer Awareness

Dr. Swati Ghosh


Abstract: Information is one of the vital resource for the development of a civilized society. It plays significant role in every sphere of human life, may be in education, research and development, business or industry, health sector and Government affairs etc. Information is a fundamental issue for future decision making. In the health sector, role of health information is also crucial as it serves in the decision making process in all aspects. This health information services assist the people to meet their information need relating to healthcare in day - to - day activity. In fact, human existence is characterized by notion of information search. This search of information will lead in achieving a better position in the life. This information need creates a new search term i. e. "Information Sources". The paper proceeds with an understanding of different types of health information sources along with their role in breast cancer awareness. The paper has three major parts; the first part deals with different types of information sources; second part consists of specific health information sources regarding breast cancer. The third part deals with the attitude regarding health information sources among the breast cancer patients, doctors in five Medical College Hospitals in Kolkata.


Keywords: Primary Sources of Information, Secondary Sources of Information, Tertiary Sources of Information, Formal Sources of Information, Informal Sources of Information, Breast Cancer, Health Information Seekers, Heath Information Providers


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 479 - 483



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