Computer-mediated support group use among parents of children with cancer--an exploratory study.

@article{Han2001ComputermediatedSG,
  title={Computer-mediated support group use among parents of children with cancer--an exploratory study.},
  author={Hae-Ra Han and Anne E. Belcher},
  journal={Computers in nursing},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={27-33}
}
This study describes aspects of computer group use as a vehicle for self-help by parents of children with cancer. Using an electronic mail system, data were gathered from 73 parents who had participated in online support groups. Most participants were Caucasian, well educated, and reported annual incomes of more than $50,000. The perceived benefits of the computer group involvement were getting information, sharing experiences, receiving general support, venting feelings, gaining accessibility… CONTINUE READING

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