Investigating the impact of facebook use on cancer survivors' psychological well-being

Seyedezahra Shadi Erfani, Babak Abedin, Farhad Daneshgar

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Abstract

Rapid growth of Social Network Sites (SNSs) use by cancer survivors makes it important to examine whether there is a relationship between the use of these online communities and cancer survivors' psychological well-being. This article poses the question of how the Facebook use as the most popular SNS, may impact cancer survivors' psychological well-being. To answer this question a comprehensive literature review of studies conducted in information systems and health disciplines has been undertaken and a theoretical model is proposed. This study is expected to contribute to the existing knowledge base through the development of a new theoretical model which introduces and explains the ways that SNS use may impact cancer survivors' psychological well-being. It provides important information on the health-related SNSs use and is envisioned to assist health care organizations and cancer survivors to use SNS as an e-health application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime
Pages2184-2190
Number of pages7
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 15 Aug 201317 Aug 2013

Other

Other19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period15/08/1317/08/13

Keywords

  • Facebook
  • Quality of life
  • Regulation learning
  • Social capital
  • Social network sites
  • Social presence
  • Well-being

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    Erfani, S. S., Abedin, B., & Daneshgar, F. (2013). Investigating the impact of facebook use on cancer survivors' psychological well-being. In 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2013 - Hyperconnected World: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime (Vol. 3, pp. 2184-2190)