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Interpersonal communication and rape: women acknowledge their assaults.
Previous research has shown that one in four women experiences rape or attempted rape by the time she is in college. Only half of these women name those experiences as sexual assault, an action whichExpand
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Effect of computer support on younger women with breast cancer
AbstractOBJECTIVE: Assess impact of a computer-based patient support system on quality of life in younger women with breast cancer, with particular emphasis on assisting the underserved. DESIGN:Expand
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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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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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Randomized clinical trial of an Internet-based versus brief office intervention for adolescent smoking cessation.
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of novel treatment delivery methods, such as the Internet are notably absent from the adolescent smoking treatment literature. METHODS Adolescent smokers ages 11-18 years wereExpand
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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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Internet-Based Interactive Support for Cancer Patients: Are Integrated Systems Better?
To compare the benefits of the Internet generally versus a focused system of services, 257 breast cancer patients were randomly assigned to a control group, access to the Internet with links toExpand
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Health Information, Credibility, Homophily, and Influence via the Internet: Web Sites Versus Discussion Groups
Despite concerns about online health information and efforts to improve its credibility, how users evaluate and utilize such information presented in Web sites and online discussion groups mayExpand
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Interplay of Negative Emotion and Health Self-Efficacy on the Use of Health Information and Its Outcomes
This study investigates the interplay of two psychological factors, negative emotion and health self-efficacy, on patients' health information use. Expand
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