Communication and cybercoping: coping with chronic illness through communicative action in online support networks.

@article{Kim2014CommunicationAC,
  title={Communication and cybercoping: coping with chronic illness through communicative action in online support networks.},
  author={J J Kim and Seungyoon Lee},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={775-94}
}
Computer-mediated communication, specifically blogs, has expanded the range of the communicative action of patients with chronic disease from information seeking to information forwarding. The authors examine the effects of these 2 types of communicative action on perceived affective and physical coping outcomes. Using a survey dataset of 254 chronic disease patients, the authors tested 2 models using structural equation modeling: first, the effects of communicative action about chronic illness… CONTINUE READING

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