[-] Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorRodgers, Shelly (Shelly Lannette), 1965-eng
dc.contributor.authorWillis, Erineng
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertationseng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 22, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Shelly Rodgerseng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.eng
dc.description"May 2011"eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to examine the computer-mediated communication within online health communities to understand the role engagement plays in eHealth literacy and the perceived benefits, perceived barriers, and expressed feelings of self-efficacy toward self-management behaviors of people with arthritis. This study used two methods: content analysis, and concurrent ethnomethodology. A four constructed-week sample was collected from four online health communities for the content analysis (N=1,960), and more than 6,500 archived posts were examined ethnomethodologically. Online health communities provide opportunities for health behavior change messages to educate and persuade regarding arthritis self-management behaviors.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentviii, 159 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872560313eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/15823eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/15823
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectnew mediaeng
dc.subjecthealth literacyeng
dc.subjectonline health communityeng
dc.subjectbehavior changeeng
dc.titleEngagement in online health communities : expressed attitudes and self-efficacy of arthritis self-management behaviorseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


Files in this item

[PDF]
[PDF]
[PDF]

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

[-] Show simple item record