Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHur, Inkyoung
dc.contributor.authorCousins, Karlene
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Bernd Carsten, 1968-
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-07T11:50:44Z
dc.date.available2019-05-07T11:50:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-30
dc.identifier.citationHur, I., Cousins, K. and Stahl, B. C. (2019) A Critical Perspective of Engagement in Online Health Communities. European Journal of Information Systems,en
dc.identifier.issn0960-085X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/17778
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version.en
dc.description.abstractMany individuals go to online health communities to obtain emotional and information support. We employ critical discourse analysis (CDA) to examine the discourse in five online childhood immunization forums to identify online practices related to engagement and emancipation. We identify four online engagement discourse types in online health communities: cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and political. Consistent with our critical perspective, we identify drivers and obstacles to emancipation. The obstacles to emancipation include the adverse consequences of building online knowledge and collective intelligence, shifts in patient-physician relationships, and “Big” institutional power. Members’ suggestions for empowering community members include encouraging members to conduct their own research on childhood immunization and to differentiate between facts and opinions. These findings suggest that sensemaking is one way to emancipate online health community members, while highlighting the challenges of using online communities to promote emancipation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectOnline health communityen
dc.subjectengagementen
dc.subjectempowermenten
dc.subjectcognitive engagementen
dc.subjectemotional engagementen
dc.subjectbehavioral engagementen
dc.subjectpolitical engagementen
dc.subjectcritical discourse analysisen
dc.subjectsensemakingen
dc.subjectchildhood immunizationen
dc.subjecthealth careen
dc.titleA Critical Perspective of Engagement in Online Health Communitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/0960085x.2019.1620477
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2019-04-15
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record