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COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF A MENTAL HEALTH INTERNET SUPPORT GROUP MODULARITY IN USER THREAD PARTICIPATION

Carron-Arthur, Brad; Reynolds, Julia; Bennett (previously Brittliffe), Kylie; Bennett, Anthony; Cunningham, John; Griffiths, Kathleen

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Background: Little is known about the community structure of mental health Internet support groups, quantitatively. A greater understanding of the factors, which lead to user interaction, is needed to explain the design information of these services and future research concerning their utility. Objective: A study was conducted to determine the characteristics of users associated with the subgroup community structure of an Internet support group for mental health issues. Methods: A social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153884
Source: JMIR Mental Health
DOI: 10.2196/mental.4961

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