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Facebook: Awareness-raising, Fundraising and Support for People Affected by Breast Cancer
Background: Breast cancer survivors value practical and experiential information from other survivors, and often go online to seek support to validate unanswered questions and concerns. Social network sites like Facebook present a convenient means to connect with a network of peers in similar circumstances. Unlike previous computer-mediated communication technologies such as email lists and message boards, social network sites are primarily structured around people rather than interests. Most...
Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
Breast Cancer Survivors Create Online Communities When They Need Them: a Survey of English Language Online Communities for Breast Cancer
Background: An increasing majority of individuals are seeking the "just-in-time someone like me" in online communities to aid in their health decision-making. Most research on online communities has focused on characterizing the use of one or a few communities using a single medium such as bulletin boards. Little attention has focused on characterizing the range of online communities on a particular topic. Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the scope and characteristics ...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
What Is the Role of Online Support for the Supporters? a Multi-Method Study Examining the Use of Online Communities among Breast Cancer Peer Support Providers
Background Online communities offer cancer patients a convenient way to obtain supportive care from peers however, little is known about how or why patients use them for this purpose. Cancer peer support providers are in a unique position to provide insight on the role of online communities in relation to other sources of supportive care. This multi-method study aimed to identify the extent, nature and conditions of online community use among breast cancer survivors, known to be peer suppo...
Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
eHealth Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Background: Many governments have started to develop action plans to guide the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in different sectors of society. However, little is known about the the best way to identify and appraise such plans. Objective: This study aimed to create a systematic approach to the comprehensive assessment of the state of national eHealth policy in LAC, by examining the extent to which countries in the region have developed a national ICT and eHealth pol...
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Seeking Support on Facebook: A Content Analysis of Breast Cancer Groups
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A Lot of Action, But Not in the Right Direction: Systematic Review and Content Analysis of Smartphone Applications for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Cancer
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