Evaluation of the Quality of Internet Breast Cancer Information: Fuzzy VIKOR Approach

  • Zuhaira Muhammad ZainEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 722)


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both around the world and in Saudi Arabia. Patients increasingly use the Internet for breast cancer information. However, the quality of the information is questionable. It will be getting worse if solicited information goes wrong, then it tends to have poor consequences on the general public. Assessing the quality of internet breast cancer information is typically challenging yet a rational and systematic approach can be useful in evaluating the quality of the information they provide to public. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the quality of internet breast cancer information by using fuzzy VIKOR approach where linguistic variables are applied to solve the uncertainties and subjectivities in expert decision making. This study benefits breast cancer patients know which websites have the mandate and the competence to educate the public on breast cancer issues. Besides, it helps them in their resolve to ensure the quality of breast cancer information on the internet.


Fuzzy VIKOR MCDM Breast cancer Online information quality 



This research was funded by Deanship of Scientific Research at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. (Grant No. Open image in new window ).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Systems Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesPrincess Nourah bint Abdulrahman UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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