Designing and evaluating the acceptability of Realshare: an online support community for teenagers and young adults with cancer

Catrin Griffiths, Niki Panteli, Deidre Brunton, Ben Marder, Heidi Williamson

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Abstract

A participatory action approach was used to design and evaluate the acceptability of the Realshare online community. Pre and post-intervention focus groups were conducted and participants were asked to test out Realshare during two intervention periods: when a facilitator was present and when one was not. Focus group data and forum messages were thematically analysed. The themes identified related to participants’ website design requirements, how they used the community and the evaluation of Realshare after having used it. Amendments were made to Realshare throughout the project. Realshare is available to young oncology patients in the South West of England.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 1589-1601
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume20
Issue number12
Early online date27 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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