Exploring Psychosocial Support Online: A Content Analysis of Messages in an Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Community

@article{Love2012ExploringPS,
  title={Exploring Psychosocial Support Online: A Content Analysis of Messages in an Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Community},
  author={Bradley C. Love and Brittani Crook and Charee M. Thompson and Sarah Zaitchik and Jessica Knapp and Leah LeFebvre and Barbara Jones and Erin Donovan-Kicken and Emily Eargle and Ruth Rechis},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={555-9}
}
The increased usage of online cancer support groups as a resource for health-related information and social support has sparked numerous discussions about the role of online support in healthcare. However, little is known about the role of social-networking groups focused on supporting adolescents and young adults (AYAs) dealing with cancer. The current investigation report findings from a content analysis designed to explore how AYAs use an online support group to meet their psychosocial needs… CONTINUE READING
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