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From Help-Seekers to Influential Users: A Systematic Review of Participation Styles in Online Health Communities

Carron-Arthur, Brad; Ali, Kathina; Cunningham, John; Griffiths, Kathleen


Background: Understanding how people participate in and contribute to online health communities (OHCs) is useful knowledge in multiple domains. It is helpful for community managers in developing strategies for building community, for organizations in disseminating information about health interventions, and for researchers in understanding the social dynamics of peer support. Objective: We sought to determine if any patterns were apparent in the nature of user participation across online...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.4705
Access Rights: Open Access


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