Caregivers for pediatric cancer patients don't trust online information

Parents of children suffering from pediatric cancer aren't interested in reading about "worst case scenarios," and thus, steer clear of online information about the disease, according to a study to be published in the May edition of the journal Sociology of Health and Illness, UPI reports. The study was small--only 41 parents of pediatric cancer patients were interviewed--and also focused on how such caregivers use the Internet as a tool to help combat the disease. The researchers found that parents did not trust a lot of the information they obtained online. Article