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Internet Sites Offering Adolescents Help With Headache, Abdominal Pain, and Dysmenorrhoea: A Description of Content, Quality, and Peer Interactions.
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PMID:  22159969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To analyze content and quality of headache, abdominal pain, and dysmenorrhoea websites, and to thematically analyze online pain forums. METHODS: Websites offering support, advice, or information regarding pain were explored. Websites were analyzed quantitatively using the Health-Related Website Evaluation Form and the DISCERN scale. Websites containing forum functions were thematically analysed assessing how the Internet is used for support and advice. RESULTS: 63 websites were included. Few websites scored in the upper quartiles of scores on the measures. 7 websites contained supportive posts, pertaining only to dysmenorrhoea. The ways users cope and the coping judgements of other forum users are presented thematically. 3 themes emerged: (1) passively engaged postings, (2) actively engaged postings, and (3) reactively engaged postings. CONCLUSIONS: Internet pain resources are of low quality and questionable value in providing help to adolescents. Future research should explore how to improve quality.
Ellen M Henderson; Benjamin A Rosser; Edmund Keogh; Christopher Eccleston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-735X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801773     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Centre for Pain Research, The University of Bath.
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