Personal Web home pages of adolescents with cancer: self-presentation, information dissemination, and interpersonal connection

Title

Personal Web home pages of adolescents with cancer: self-presentation, information dissemination, and interpersonal connection

Creator

Suzuki LK; Beale IL

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Date

2006

Subject

U.S. Gov't; Adaptation; PedPal Lit; Non-U.S. Gov't Research Support; Adolescent Psychology Adult Attitude to Health Autobiography Body Image; Communication Female Helping Behavior Humans Information Dissemination Internet/; Interpersonal Relations Life Change Events Male Narration Neoplasms/; Non-P.H.S.Self Concept Social Support; Psychological Adolescent Adolescent Behavior/psychology; psychology Nursing Methodology Research Peer Group Research Support; utilization

Description

The content of personal Web home pages created by adolescents with cancer is a new source of information about this population of potential benefit to oncology nurses and psychologists. Individual Internet elements found on 21 home pages created by youths with cancer (14-22 years old) were rated for cancer-related self-presentation, information dissemination, and interpersonal connection. Examples of adolescents' online narratives were also recorded. Adolescents with cancer used various Internet elements on their home pages for cancer-related self-presentation (eg, welcome messages, essays, personal history and diary pages, news articles, and poetry), information dissemination (e.g., through personal interest pages, multimedia presentations, lists, charts, and hyperlinks), and interpersonal connection (eg, guestbook entries). Results suggest that various elements found on personal home pages are being used by a limited number of young patients with cancer for self-expression, information access, and contact with peers.
2006

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

152-61

Issue

3

Volume

23

Citation

Suzuki LK; Beale IL, “Personal Web home pages of adolescents with cancer: self-presentation, information dissemination, and interpersonal connection,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13386.

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