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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Illuminating user experience of a website for the relatives of persons with depression
Author(s) Stjernswärd, Sigrid ; Östman, Margareta
Date 2010
English abstract
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to illuminate users' experiences of a website aimed at helping relatives of persons with depression. MATERIAL: Data was collected through forum posts, a usability scale and focus groups, and was analyzed using content analysis. DISCUSSION: The diary and forum seemed to fill different and valuable functions (i.e. think tank, exchange of stories), allowing communication with the self and others. CONCLUSIONS: The website www.sommarregn.se has the potential to work as an empowering self-help instrument online, representing a viable medium to help relatives cope. Its usability can be enhanced through further development.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020764009358388 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue International Journal of Social Psychiatry;4
Volume 57
ISSN 1741-2854
Pages 375-386
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Depression
E-health
Family Support
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Health and medical services in society
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