Online support for parents of preterm infants: a qualitative and content analysis of Facebook 'preemie' groups.

@article{Thoren2013OnlineSF,
  title={Online support for parents of preterm infants: a qualitative and content analysis of Facebook 'preemie' groups.},
  author={Emelie Maria Thoren and Boris C. Metze and Christoph A B{\"u}hrer and Lars Garten},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={F534-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To qualitatively evaluate the content of communication in Facebook communities dedicated to preterm infants. DESIGN The 25 largest public English-language Facebook groups focusing on preterm infants were identified. For each group, the 20 most recent wallposts and a maximum of the 15 first comments to these wallposts, and the 15 most recent discussion topics were analysed according to a thematic coding scheme. The purpose of each group was determined and personal characteristics of… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS