"I Can Also Serve as an Inspiration": A Qualitative Study of the TB&Me Blogging Experience and Its Role in MDR-TB Treatment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/332294
Title:
"I Can Also Serve as an Inspiration": A Qualitative Study of the TB&Me Blogging Experience and Its Role in MDR-TB Treatment
Authors:
Horter, Shona; Stringer, Beverley; Venis, Sarah; du Cros, Philipp
Journal:
PloS One
Abstract:
In 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) established a blogging project, "TB&Me," to enable patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to share their experiences. By September 2012, 13 MDR-TB patients had blogged, either directly or with assistance, from the UK, Australia, Philippines, Swaziland, Central African Republic, Uganda, South Africa, India, and Armenia. Due to the lack of research on the potential for social media to support MDR-TB treatment and the innovative nature of the blog, we decided to conduct a qualitative study to examine patient and staff experiences. Our aim was to identify potential risks and benefits associated with blogging to enable us to determine whether social media had a role to play in supporting patients with MDR-TB.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
24-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/332294
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0108591
PubMed ID:
25251404
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
TB

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHorter, Shonaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStringer, Beverleyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVenis, Sarahen_GB
dc.contributor.authordu Cros, Philippen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-07T23:04:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-07T23:04:29Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-24-
dc.identifier.citation"I Can Also Serve as an Inspiration": A Qualitative Study of the TB&Me Blogging Experience and Its Role in MDR-TB Treatment. 2014, 9 (9):e108591 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid25251404-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0108591-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/332294-
dc.description.abstractIn 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) established a blogging project, "TB&Me," to enable patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to share their experiences. By September 2012, 13 MDR-TB patients had blogged, either directly or with assistance, from the UK, Australia, Philippines, Swaziland, Central African Republic, Uganda, South Africa, India, and Armenia. Due to the lack of research on the potential for social media to support MDR-TB treatment and the innovative nature of the blog, we decided to conduct a qualitative study to examine patient and staff experiences. Our aim was to identify potential risks and benefits associated with blogging to enable us to determine whether social media had a role to play in supporting patients with MDR-TB.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.title"I Can Also Serve as an Inspiration": A Qualitative Study of the TB&Me Blogging Experience and Its Role in MDR-TB Treatmenten
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen_GB

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