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The role of online support communities: benefits of expanded social networks to patients with psoriasis.

Authors
  • Idriss, Shereene Z1
  • Kvedar, Joseph C
  • Watson, Alice J
  • 1 Center for Connected Health, Boston, MA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of dermatology
Publication Date
January 2009
Volume
145
Issue
1
Pages
46–51
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archdermatol.2008.529
PMID: 19153342
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our data demonstrate that psoriasis virtual communities offer users both a valuable educational resource and a source of psychological and social support. Such benefits could be further enhanced by physician engagement within these communities.

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