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Understanding tailoring in communicating about health.
'Tailoring' refers to any of a number of methods for creating communications individualized for their receivers, with the expectation that this individualization will lead to larger intended effectsExpand
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Perceived helpfulness and impact of social support provided by family, friends, and health care providers to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer
We evaluated the helpfulness of informational, emotional, and decision‐making support received by women newly diagnosed with breast cancer from their family, friends, and health care providers. DataExpand
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Impact of a patient-centered, computer-based health information/support system.
BACKGROUND Consumer health information systems potentially improve a patient's quality of life and activate patient self-care. OBJECTIVES Test a computerized system (CHESS: Comprehensive HealthExpand
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Advancing communication science : merging mass and interpersonal processes
Editors' Introduction - Suzanne Pingree, John Wiemann and Robert P Hawkins Toward Conceptual Synthesis Comparing Mediated and Interpersonal Communication Data - Steven H Chaffee and Diana C MutzExpand
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The Dimensional Structure of Children's Perceptions of Television Reality
Children's awareness of the dramatic and unreal nature of most of television (perceived reality) has been proposed as playing an important part in children's responses to television, although thereExpand
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Experiences of women with breast cancer: exchanging social support over the CHESS computer network.
Using an existential-phenomenological approach, this paper describes how women with breast cancer experience the giving and receiving of social support in a computer-mediated context. Women viewedExpand
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CHESS improves cancer caregivers' burden and mood: results of an eHealth RCT.
OBJECTIVE Informal caregivers (family and friends) of people with cancer are often unprepared for their caregiving role, leading to increased burden or distress. Comprehensive Health EnhancementExpand
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Impact of surgery and chemotherapy on the quality of life of younger women with breast carcinoma
Studies that prospectively and simultaneously evaluate, within the first year of diagnosis, the impact of surgery and chemotherapy on quality of life (QOL) of younger women (60 years or younger) withExpand
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User-Centered Design and Interactive Health Technologies for Patients
In this article, we provide an overview of user-centered design and use the development of Pocket Personal Assistant for Tracking Health (Pocket PATH) to illustrate how these principles and techniques were applied to involve patients in the design of this interactive health technology. Expand
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Communicating advanced cancer patients’ symptoms via the Internet: A pooled analysis of two randomized trials examining caregiver preparedness, physical burden, and negative mood
Background: Using available communication technologies, clinicians may offer timely support to family caregivers in managing symptoms in patients with advanced cancer at home. Aim: To assess theExpand
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