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dc.contributor.authorKusumi, Takashien
dc.contributor.authorOgura, Kanayoen
dc.contributor.authorMiura, Asakoen
dc.contributor.alternative楠見, 孝ja
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-08T00:47:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-08T00:47:22Z-
dc.date.issued2014-10-24-
dc.identifier.issn1477-8394-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2433/192231-
dc.description.abstractWe report findings from a chat log analysis of a support group in which two to five patients and one or two facilitators chatted in a virtual space; weekly sessions lasted 1.5 hrs. each, and we followed them over five years. In the virtual space, participants were represented by avatars with emotional expressions. Chat messages were analysed with a text-mining tool, exploring whether positive emotion words (e.g., ‘happy’), medicine-related words (e.g., ‘symptoms’), and informational/emotional-support messages (giving and receiving) would increase over time. We found that frequency of positive emotion words increased in Years 1–3 and remained constant thereafter; medical-related words did not increase until Year 5. Support messages increased from Years 1 to 3. Analysis of messages indicated that the patients’ and facilitators’ conversational roles changed as a sense of community emerged. The virtual support group appeared to promote positive emotions, trust among members, and mutual supportive relationships within the group.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf-
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherInderscienceen
dc.rights© 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.en
dc.rightsThis is not the published version. Please cite only the published version.en
dc.rightsこの論文は出版社版でありません。引用の際には出版社版をご確認ご利用ください。ja
dc.subjectsupport groupen
dc.subjectcomputer-mediated communicationen
dc.subjectCMCen
dc.subjectavataren
dc.subjectmulti-user dungeonen
dc.subjectMUDen
dc.subjectcancer patientsen
dc.titleDevelopment of a support group using a virtual space for cancer patientsen
dc.typejournal article-
dc.type.niitypeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.ncidAA12016987-
dc.identifier.jtitleInternational Journal of Web Based Communitiesen
dc.identifier.volume10-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage445-
dc.identifier.epage465-
dc.relation.doi10.1504/IJWBC.2014.065394-
dc.textversionauthor-
dcterms.accessRightsopen access-
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