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Facebook Support Groups for Rare Pediatric Diseases: Quantitative Analysis

Facebook Support Groups for Rare Pediatric Diseases: Quantitative Analysis

The maximum group member count was 23,414 in a group for pediatric multiple sclerosis, the minimum was 1 member in 496 groups. Of these, 326 groups were the only Facebook support group for the respective disease.

Sarah Catrin Titgemeyer, Christian Patrick Schaaf

JMIR Pediatr Parent 2020;3(2):e21694


Harnessing Facebook for Smoking Reduction and Cessation Interventions: Facebook User Engagement and Social Support Predict Smoking Reduction

Harnessing Facebook for Smoking Reduction and Cessation Interventions: Facebook User Engagement and Social Support Predict Smoking Reduction

and User EngagementSocial support and engagement systems were additional theoretical components that were applied in our Facebook group–based smoking reduction and cessation intervention.

Sunny Jung Kim, Lisa A Marsch, Mary F Brunette, Jesse Dallery

J Med Internet Res 2017;19(5):e168


Cardiac Patients’ Experiences and Perceptions of Social Media: Mixed-Methods Study

Cardiac Patients’ Experiences and Perceptions of Social Media: Mixed-Methods Study

Phase 2 comprised a series of focus groups with cardiac rehabilitation participants who were current Facebook users to elucidate their Facebook experience and the potential for using Facebook for the delivery and support of cardiac rehabilitation.Phase 1 participants

Stephanie R Partridge, Anne C Grunseit, Patrick Gallagher, Becky Freeman, Blythe J O'Hara, Lis Neubeck, Sarah Due, Glenn Paull, Ding Ding, Adrian Bauman, Philayrath Phongsavan, Kellie Roach, Leonie Sadler, Helen Glinatsis, Robyn Gallagher

J Med Internet Res 2017;19(9):e323


A Web-Based, Social Networking Beginners’ Running Intervention for Adults Aged 18 to 50 Years Delivered via a Facebook Group: Randomized Controlled Trial

A Web-Based, Social Networking Beginners’ Running Intervention for Adults Aged 18 to 50 Years Delivered via a Facebook Group: Randomized Controlled Trial

The primary outcomes were social support for PA [15] and self-reported PA [15,18]—no significant groups by time differences were reported.To the best of our knowledge, no studies have explored the use of a Facebook group as the sole means of delivering a PA

Jemma Looyestyn, Jocelyn Kernot, Kobie Boshoff, Carol Maher

J Med Internet Res 2018;20(2):e67


Like or Dislike? Impact of Facebook on Ewing Sarcoma Treatment

Like or Dislike? Impact of Facebook on Ewing Sarcoma Treatment

Facebook groups can be created by all FB users to communicate with a defined group of members about certain topics.

Paul Ruckenstuhl, Michael Schippinger, Paul Liebmann, Andreas Leithner, Gerwin Bernhardt

JMIR Cancer 2016;2(2):e11


Hidden Communities of Practice in Social Media Groups: Mixed Methods Study

Hidden Communities of Practice in Social Media Groups: Mixed Methods Study

This Facebook group originally stemmed from an in-person support group based at a midsized hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, and was created in 2012.

Kara Skelton, Retta Evans, Jenna LaChenaye

JMIR Pediatr Parent 2020;3(1):e14355


Parents’ Experiences of Caring for Their Child at the Time of Discharge After Cardiac Surgery and During the Postdischarge Period: Qualitative Study Using an Online Forum

Parents’ Experiences of Caring for Their Child at the Time of Discharge After Cardiac Surgery and During the Postdischarge Period: Qualitative Study Using an Online Forum

Facebook is the dominant social network worldwide and many health-related groups have arisen on Facebook that are predominantly used for raising awareness, social support, and fundraising.

Jo Wray, Katherine Brown, Jenifer Tregay, Sonya Crowe, Rachel Knowles, Kate Bull, Faith Gibson

J Med Internet Res 2018;20(5):e155


A Web-Based Intervention for Social Media Addiction Disorder Management in Higher Education: Quantitative Survey Study

A Web-Based Intervention for Social Media Addiction Disorder Management in Higher Education: Quantitative Survey Study

They discovered that the at-risk group showed a significant upward time estimate bias when positively correlated with Facebook addiction scores.

Huseyin Dogan, Helmi Norman, Amen Alrobai, Nan Jiang, Norazah Nordin, Anita Adnan

J Med Internet Res 2019;21(10):e14834