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Social interaction in type 2 diabetes computer-mediated environments: How inherent features of the channels influence peer-to-peer interaction.

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Lewinski, AA; Fisher, EB
Published in: Chronic illness
June 2016

Interventions via the internet provide support to individuals managing chronic illness. The purpose of this integrative review was to determine how the features of a computer-mediated environment influence social interactions among individuals with type 2 diabetes.A combination of MeSH and keyword terms, based on the cognates of three broad groupings: social interaction, computer-mediated environments, and chronic illness, was used to search the PubMed, PsychInfo, Sociology Research Database, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases. Eleven articles met the inclusion criteria.Computer-mediated environments enhance an individual's ability to interact with peers while increasing the convenience of obtaining personalized support. A matrix, focused on social interaction among peers, identified themes across all articles, and five characteristics emerged: (1) the presence of synchronous and asynchronous communication, (2) the ability to connect with similar peers, (3) the presence or absence of a moderator, (4) personalization of feedback regarding individual progress and self-management, and (5) the ability of individuals to maintain choice during participation.Individuals interact with peers to obtain relevant, situation-specific information and knowledge about managing their own care. Computer-mediated environments facilitate the ability of individuals to exchange this information despite temporal or geographical barriers that may be present, thus improving T2D self-management.

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Chronic illness

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EISSN

1745-9206

ISSN

1742-3953

Publication Date

June 2016

Volume

12

Issue

2

Start / End Page

116 / 144

Related Subject Headings

  • Videoconferencing
  • Text Messaging
  • Social Support
  • Social Media
  • Self Care
  • Public Health
  • Peer Group
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Information Seeking Behavior
  • Humans
 

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Lewinski, A. A., & Fisher, E. B. (2016). Social interaction in type 2 diabetes computer-mediated environments: How inherent features of the channels influence peer-to-peer interaction. Chronic Illness, 12(2), 116–144. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395315601414
Lewinski, Allison A., and Edwin B. Fisher. “Social interaction in type 2 diabetes computer-mediated environments: How inherent features of the channels influence peer-to-peer interaction.Chronic Illness 12, no. 2 (June 2016): 116–44. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395315601414.
Lewinski, Allison A., and Edwin B. Fisher. “Social interaction in type 2 diabetes computer-mediated environments: How inherent features of the channels influence peer-to-peer interaction.Chronic Illness, vol. 12, no. 2, June 2016, pp. 116–44. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1742395315601414.
Journal cover image

Published In

Chronic illness

DOI

EISSN

1745-9206

ISSN

1742-3953

Publication Date

June 2016

Volume

12

Issue

2

Start / End Page

116 / 144

Related Subject Headings

  • Videoconferencing
  • Text Messaging
  • Social Support
  • Social Media
  • Self Care
  • Public Health
  • Peer Group
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Information Seeking Behavior
  • Humans