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Relatives and friends queries on a psychologists "question and answer" forum online - authorship and contents.

Stjernswärd, Sigrid LU (2015) In Informatics for Health and Social Care 40(2). p.154-166
Abstract
Background: Families living with mental illness can experience added burden and eventually own ill health. National and international guidelines support the development of web based solutions to cost-effectively address health care needs. Mapping patterns of internet use may help tailor interventions to effectively address users' needs. Aim: The study's aim was to explore the contents of relatives' and friends' queries on a psychologists' website with professional feedback. Methods: All visible questions [n = 59] classified under the website's "helping a relative/friend" category between 20 090 615-20 130 927 were printed out and analyzed using content analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in four categories and subcategories... (More)
Background: Families living with mental illness can experience added burden and eventually own ill health. National and international guidelines support the development of web based solutions to cost-effectively address health care needs. Mapping patterns of internet use may help tailor interventions to effectively address users' needs. Aim: The study's aim was to explore the contents of relatives' and friends' queries on a psychologists' website with professional feedback. Methods: All visible questions [n = 59] classified under the website's "helping a relative/friend" category between 20 090 615-20 130 927 were printed out and analyzed using content analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in four categories and subcategories illuminating families'/friends' areas of concern: support to help; concerns with health care; young children's welfare; and repercussions on own health. Conclusions: "Question & Answer" [Q&A] forums can shed light onto health seekers' online behavior and may be a way of addressing families' needs of support and information. Further studies are needed to assess the replies' therapeutic value for their recipients. (Less)
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154 - 166
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10.3109/17538157.2014.907805
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  abstract     = {Background: Families living with mental illness can experience added burden and eventually own ill health. National and international guidelines support the development of web based solutions to cost-effectively address health care needs. Mapping patterns of internet use may help tailor interventions to effectively address users' needs. Aim: The study's aim was to explore the contents of relatives' and friends' queries on a psychologists' website with professional feedback. Methods: All visible questions [n = 59] classified under the website's "helping a relative/friend" category between 20 090 615-20 130 927 were printed out and analyzed using content analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in four categories and subcategories illuminating families'/friends' areas of concern: support to help; concerns with health care; young children's welfare; and repercussions on own health. Conclusions: "Question & Answer" [Q&A] forums can shed light onto health seekers' online behavior and may be a way of addressing families' needs of support and information. Further studies are needed to assess the replies' therapeutic value for their recipients.},
  author       = {Stjernswärd, Sigrid},
  issn         = {1753-8165},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {154--166},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Informatics for Health and Social Care},
  title        = {Relatives and friends queries on a psychologists "question and answer" forum online - authorship and contents.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17538157.2014.907805},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2015},
}