E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage

Editor/Author Smedberg, Asa
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: IGI Global

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ISBN: 978-1-60960-866-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 45
Book Status: Available
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E-health communities, also called Web-based health communities, have become popular arenas for support and sharing of experience, knowledge and advice among patients and citizens. E-health communities are used on a day-to-day basis by people who help each other cope with different health conditions and learn together about health-related issues and behaviors.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgment
  • Virtual Worlds for Children with Medical Conditions: Experiences for Promoting Positive Youth Development
  • An E-Health System for Treatment of Childhood Obesity: The Etiobe Platform
  • Internet-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management for Youth
  • An E-Health System for Promoting Wellbeing in the Elderly: The Butler System
  • Do Virtual Communities Have an Effect on the Social Network of Cancer Patients?: Empirical Insights from Germany
  • A Content Analysis of an Online Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Blogging: A New Tool for Coping and Accessing Psycho-Social Support for People Living with HIV?
  • Can Stored Data Answer All Questions: A Study of Questions on Eating Disorders
  • Dynamic Stress Management: Self-Help through Holistic System Design
  • Living a Healthier Life Online: On Blending Professional and Experiential Knowledge in Online Self-Help Groups
  • The Amazing Impossibilities of Technology: Factors that Inhibit Participation in Skype” Based Self-Help Groups
  • E-Health and Digital Inclusion
  • Online Health Communities and Health Literacy: Applying a Framework for Understanding Domains of Health Literacy
  • Identifying the Essential Design Requirements for Usable E-Health Communities in Mobile Devices
  • Australian Patient Organizations: Using Digital Technologies to Engage Health Citizen Communities in Health Policy
  • European E-Health Framework: Towards More “Patient-Friendly” Healthcare Services?
  • Developing Virtual Communities to Support Drug Policy Knowledge Exchange: The Canadian Experience
  • About the Contributors