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Title: Acceptance and Utility of a Systematically Designed Virtual Community for Cancer Patients
Authors: Leimeister, Jan Marco
Krcmar, Helmut
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Springer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Communities and Technologies: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2005
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 129-148
Series/Report no.: Communities and Technologies
Abstract: Virtual Communities (VCs) offer ubiquitous access to information and exchange possibilities for people in similar circumstances. This is especially valuable for patients with chronic / life-threatening diseases as they exhibit strong needs for information and interaction. Grounded on the preceding findings of the analysis on the user-centric construction of the VC krebsgemeinschaft.de, this article describes the evaluation of the underlying design elements and success factors by assessing the user’s acceptance and usage of the site. The results obtained empirically substantiated insights into the systematic development and operation of VCs in general and for a subgroup of cancer patients in the German healthcare system in particular.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/1-4020-3591-8_8
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2719
ISBN: 978-1-4020-3591-3
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Milano, Italy
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