Moderated Social Media Support Groups for Patients

Kelsey Grabeel, Alexandria C. Quesenberry, James Lindsay

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Abstract

An increasing number of Internet users look to social media websites for support and encouragement when faced with a health situation. With numerous social media websites available, finding reliable social media-driven support groups to recommend can pose difficulty to librarians and patrons. This article reviews several moderated online social media support groups that can potentially help consumers seeking support. Since there are many groups for many different diseases, criteria were established before selecting them. This list aids librarians in their quest of finding these resources for consumers and will also provide consumers with satisfactory online social media support groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-232
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume19
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Moderated Social Media Support Groups for Patients. / Grabeel, Kelsey; Quesenberry, Alexandria C.; Lindsay, James.

In: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, Vol. 19, No. 3-4, 01.01.2015, p. 219-232.

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