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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164599
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Usage of Internet Cancer Support Groups Among Asian Americans
Author(s):
Im, Eun-Ok; Lee, Bok Im; Li, Chia-Chun; Lee, Young Ran; Chee, Wonshik
Author Details:
Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: eim@mail.nur.utexas.edu; Bok Im Lee, PhD, MPH; Chia-Chun Li, MSN, RN; Young Ran Lee, PhD; Wonshik Chee, PhD
Abstract:
Research Study: With an increasing number of Internet cancer support groups, the usage of Internet cancer support groups has greatly increased among cancer patients. However, the usage rate of Internet cancer support groups among ethnic minority groups including Asian Americans tends to be low. The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the usage of Internet cancer support groups among Asian American cancer patients and its predictors. The theoretical basis was the Factors Influencing the Use of Internet Cancer Support Groups (F-ICSG) model that explains the relationships between the use of Internet cancer support groups and its predictors. The study is a cross-sectional Internet survey among Asian American cancer patients. The target number of the participants is 100; the recruitment is still going on. The participants are being recruited through the Internet cancer support groups and Internet communities/groups/organizations for Asian Americans using a convenience sampling method. The instruments include self-administered questions on sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported sub-ethnic identity and disease status, the Cancer Needs Questionnaire-Short Form, the Health Information National Trends Survey questionnaire subscale on general Internet use, and the questions on the use of Internet cancer support groups. The data have been analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics including correlation analyses and multiple regression analyses. The preliminary findings indicated that about 20 percent of the Asian Americans were currently using Internet cancer support groups. With an alpha level of .05, the significant predictors of the usage of Internet cancer support groups included: selected sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, and socioeconomic status), cultural factors (self-reported sub-ethnic identity, the length of stay in the U.S., the level of acculturation), need factors (psychological needs, information needs), and general Internet use. The most significant predictors except the sociodemographic factors were cultural factors. The findings suggest more in-depth studies about the influences of cultural factors on the use of Internet cancer support groups among Asian American cancer patients so that the factors could be incorporated into future development of Internet cancer support groups for Asian American cancer patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Usage of Internet Cancer Support Groups Among Asian Americansen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIm, Eun-Oken_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Bok Imen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Chia-Chunen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Young Ranen_US
dc.contributor.authorChee, Wonshiken_US
dc.author.detailsEun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: eim@mail.nur.utexas.edu; Bok Im Lee, PhD, MPH; Chia-Chun Li, MSN, RN; Young Ran Lee, PhD; Wonshik Chee, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164599-
dc.description.abstractResearch Study: With an increasing number of Internet cancer support groups, the usage of Internet cancer support groups has greatly increased among cancer patients. However, the usage rate of Internet cancer support groups among ethnic minority groups including Asian Americans tends to be low. The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the usage of Internet cancer support groups among Asian American cancer patients and its predictors. The theoretical basis was the Factors Influencing the Use of Internet Cancer Support Groups (F-ICSG) model that explains the relationships between the use of Internet cancer support groups and its predictors. The study is a cross-sectional Internet survey among Asian American cancer patients. The target number of the participants is 100; the recruitment is still going on. The participants are being recruited through the Internet cancer support groups and Internet communities/groups/organizations for Asian Americans using a convenience sampling method. The instruments include self-administered questions on sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported sub-ethnic identity and disease status, the Cancer Needs Questionnaire-Short Form, the Health Information National Trends Survey questionnaire subscale on general Internet use, and the questions on the use of Internet cancer support groups. The data have been analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics including correlation analyses and multiple regression analyses. The preliminary findings indicated that about 20 percent of the Asian Americans were currently using Internet cancer support groups. With an alpha level of .05, the significant predictors of the usage of Internet cancer support groups included: selected sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, and socioeconomic status), cultural factors (self-reported sub-ethnic identity, the length of stay in the U.S., the level of acculturation), need factors (psychological needs, information needs), and general Internet use. The most significant predictors except the sociodemographic factors were cultural factors. The findings suggest more in-depth studies about the influences of cultural factors on the use of Internet cancer support groups among Asian American cancer patients so that the factors could be incorporated into future development of Internet cancer support groups for Asian American cancer patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:03:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:03:35Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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