Understanding the role of social media in online health: A global perspective on online social support

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Lee, Roderick Lamar ; Kvasny, Lynette M. (2013)
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
  • Journal: First Monday (issn: 1396-0466)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5210/fm.v19i1.4048
  • Subject: Health Informatics; Information Systems; Social Psychology | Social Support; Social Media; User Generated Content; Chronic Disease

Around the globe, people are increasingly using social media for the provision of online social support. Online social support may be especially relevant for parents who have children that are afflicted with rare chronic diseases such as MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. Desp... View more
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