Depression as a global challenge and online communities as an alternative venue to develop patients-led supportive network

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Peer-led online communities have shown a strong potential to foster resourceful environments for people living with depression without restrictions of time, space, and stigma. However, due to the scarcity of research, many aspects of depression online support groups remain inconclusive. To contribute to filing some of the knowledge gap, an exploratory study was conducted to explore how online communities designed for people with depression contribute to the everyday lives of depression patients. A sample of 980 posts was selected systematically from a selected online community and demographic and clinical information of the users who made those posts were recorded. The results of the quantitative and qualitative content analyses of those data indicate that the online community can service as a place to exchange various types of informational, emotional, and coaching support with users of diverse backgrounds.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
出版社Springer
ページ173-180
ページ数8
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 1 1
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出版物シリーズ

名前Springer Proceedings in Complexity
ISSN(印刷版)2213-8684
ISSN(電子版)2213-8692

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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