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Views on Information and Communication Needs and Internet Use. A Qualitative Study

By Sam Nordfeldt, Teresia Ängarne-lindberg, Maria Nordwall and Barbro KreversSam Nordfeldt, Teresia Ängarne-lindberg, Maria Nordwall and Barbro KreversParents Of, Sam Nordfeldt, Teresia Ängarne-lindberg, Maria Nordwall and Barbro Krevers

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Background: Little is known about parents ’ views on the use of online resources for information, education and support regarding childhood type 1 diabetes (T1DM). Considering the rapidly evolving new communication practices, parents’ perspectives need to be explored. The main purpose of this paper was to explore parents ’ perceptions of their informationseeking, Internet use, and social networking online. This applied to their everyday life, including the contexts of T1DM and contact with peers. A second aim was to identify implications for future development of Internet use in this respect. Methodology/Principal Findings: Twenty-seven parents of 24 young persons aged 10–17 with T1DM participated in eight focus group interviews during their regular visits to a county hospital. Focus group discussions were video/audio-taped

Year: 2014
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