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E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

E-health communities, also called Web-based health communities, have become popular arenas for support and sharing of experience, knowledge and advice among patients and citizens. E-health communities are used on a day-to-day basis by people who help each other cope with different health conditions and learn together about health-related issues and behaviors. "E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage" will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of applications and usage of e-health communities for self-help groups who struggle with health disorders, disabilities, lifestyle issues and other health concerns. Different e-health community settings will be presented, observations of community usage and effects discussed, and complementing ways to measure effectiveness will be introduced and analyzed.

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Hershey: IGI Global , 2012, 1. , 330 p.
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Information Systems
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Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-75020DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-866-8ISBN: 978-1-60960-866-8OAI: diva2:513663

The book is a collection of chapters in the area of e-health communities and online self-help groups. Preface by editor Å. Smedberg

Available from: 2012-04-03 Created: 2012-04-03 Last updated: 2013-01-10Bibliographically approved

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