Health related virtual communities and electronic support groups: systematic review of the effects of onlie peer to peer interac

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Gunther Eysenbach
John Powell
Marina Englesakis
Carlos Rizo
Anita Stern
Publisher: 
British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Compiles and evaluates the evidence on the effects on health and social outcomes of computer based peer to peer communities and electronic self support groups, used by people to discuss health related issues remotely. Concludes that quantitative studies with factorial design or evaluating pure peer to peer interventions are needed to provide robust evidence on the effects of peer to peer support groups.

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ISSN 14685833