Online support of patients and survivors of cancer.


Journal Article (Review)

OBJECTIVES: To provide information on current use of a type of online support, Internet cancer support groups, by patients and survivors of cancer, and the factors that influence their usages. DATA SOURCES: The literature systematically searched and retrieved through the PUBMED, PsycInfo, and CINAHL databases. CONCLUSION: This literature review indicated five factors that influence the use of Internet cancer support groups (disease, background, cultural, need, and Internet use). IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Health care providers need to give careful attention to multiple factors that may influence the use of online support.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 229 - 236

PubMed ID

  • 21783014

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21783014

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-3449

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-2081

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soncn.2011.04.008


  • eng