Coping with somatic illnesses in online support groups: Do the feared disadvantages actually occur

@article{UdenKraan2008CopingWS,
  title={Coping with somatic illnesses in online support groups: Do the feared disadvantages actually occur},
  author={Cornelia F. van Uden-Kraan and Constance Hc Drossaert and E. Taal and C. E. I. Lebrun and K. W. Drossaers-Bakker and W. M. Smit and E. R. Seydel and Mart A. F. J. van de Laar},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={309-324}
}
People in stressful circumstances, such as serious health conditions, often turn to support groups. With the increase in the availability and popularity of the Internet, the possibility has arisen to join support groups online. Various authors have raised potential disadvantages of these groups, such as the lack of control of the quality of the information that is exchanged and the concern that the exchange within the group might include socially inappropriate remarks. In this study we explored… CONTINUE READING

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