Use of the Internet for Information and Support: Disclosure Among Persons with Breast and Prostate Cancer

@article{Owen2004UseOT,
  title={Use of the Internet for Information and Support: Disclosure Among Persons with Breast and Prostate Cancer},
  author={Jason E. Owen and Joshua C. Klapow and David Roth and Diane C. Tucker},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={491-505}
}
The present study examined the feasibility of evaluating online communication of cancer patients using an automated content analysis program modified for application to cancer-related communication. Public messages posted to the Breast Cancer Discussion List and the Prostate Problems Mailing List were content analyzed using an augmented version of Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count to evaluate communication styles within these two cancer types. Breast cancer patients were more likely to submit… CONTINUE READING

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