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User characteristics and usage of an open access moderated internet support group for depression and other mental disorders: A prospective study

Griffiths, Kathleen; Carron-Arthur, Brad; Reynolds, Julia; Bennett, Kylie; Bennett, Anthony


Background: Internet support groups (ISGs) for mental ill-health are common but little is known about the characteristics of users, the usage and predictors of ISG usage and if and how these change over time. Aim: This study evaluated the attributes of a publically accessible ISG for depression and other mental disorders including: (1) the demographic and other characteristics of its users; (2) their patterns of usage; and (3) the factors which predict posts to and retention on the ISG. Method:...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Internet Interventions
DOI: 10.1016/j.invent.2016.11.003
Access Rights: Open Access


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