Developing a model for online support group use, empowering processes and psychosocial outcomes for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

@article{Mo2012DevelopingAM,
  title={Developing a model for online support group use, empowering processes and psychosocial outcomes for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.},
  author={Phoenix K. H. Mo and Neil S. Coulson},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={445-59}
}
This study examined the mechanism through which online support group (OSG) participation may promote patient empowerment among 340 individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Results from structural equation modelling revealed that greater use of OSGs was associated with more frequent occurrence of the empowering processes as measured by receiving useful information, receiving social support, finding positive meaning and helping others. Receiving useful information and finding positive meaning were… CONTINUE READING