Chat about what matters most: an analysis of chat contributions posted to an outpatient fertility website.
SourceCyberpsychology & Behavior, 11, 6, (2008), pp. 675-677
Article / Letter to editor
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Cyberpsychology & Behavior
SubjectEBP 1: Determinants of Health and Disease; EBP 2: Effective Hospital Care; NCEBP 12: Human Reproduction; NCEBP 8: Psychological determinants of chronic illness; EBP 1: Determinants of Health and Disease
A content analysis of chat utterances generated by in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients and healthcare professionals revealed that most chat is about the treatment itself and not about childlessness; 56% discloses psychological aspects, 27% physical aspects, and 17% social aspects of the treatment; and that accounts of both external and internal coping behaviors could be identified.
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