Promoting Participatory Medicine with Social Media: New Media Applications on Hospital Websites that Enhance Health Education and e-Patients’ Voices

Abstract Summary: Background and Objective: The nature of health communication is changing as people increasingly seek health information on the internet. The objective of this study was to investigate how hospital websites utilize a variety of e-health tools; online...

A Multivariate Test of Communication Competence, Social Support, and Coping among Hispanic Lay Caregivers for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease: An Extension of the Relational Health Communication Competence Model

Abstract Summary: Formidable communication and social support demands are placed on caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or related dementia, especially among the growing Hispanic population. The goals of this study are to explore...

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