How Does Insightful and Emotional Disclosure Bring Potential Health Benefits?: Study Based on Online Support Groups for Women with Breast Cancer.

@article{Shim2011HowDI,
  title={How Does Insightful and Emotional Disclosure Bring Potential Health Benefits?: Study Based on Online Support Groups for Women with Breast Cancer.},
  author={Minsun Shim and Joseph N. Cappella and Jeong Yeob Han},
  journal={The Journal of communication},
  year={2011},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={432-464}
}
Despite much research on the beneficial effects of written disclosure, relatively little attention has been paid to specifying the mechanism underlying the effects. Building upon the two theoretical models (the cognitive adaptation model and the emotional exposure-habituation model), this research focused on two aspects of disclosure content-insights and emotions-and examined how women with breast cancer benefit from written disclosure in online support groups. Using survey data collected at… CONTINUE READING
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