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A Content Analysis of Facebook Pages for Children with Disability
consumer health information
children with disability
Because the Internet is rapid developing, the consumer health information seeking behavior also tend to use the internet to fulfill their health information needs, and gain attention with their community methods. According to Alexa traffic network statistics, Facebook is the most popular social network service platform in 2011. Other than effectively connect social networks, through exchange and interaction, Facebook creates more extended value of information sharing for our society. This study observed 49 Facebook pages for children with disability up to December 31, 2011, using the consumer health information point of view, and used content analysis to try to understand the development of the Facebook community, the focus of the platform exchange, and interactive participation behavior. The study results show that the highest proportion is the Facebook Fan page set up by autism organizations, and most are established by formal institutions, with effort to provide basic information of the community. Although the majority of Facebook Fan page operate normally, but updating and maintenance frequency still has room to improve. As for messages posted by community members, the highest counts are contents that awaken awareness, and also more often provide information on social support to help children with disabilities groups. However, members that take initiative to seek support are not as active, and the platform can also reflect the consumer’s health information characteristics and importance, including: improving medical care, health promotion, have confidence in medical treatment, to claim insurance and medicate safely, etc. In addition, participant interaction use pressing “like” the most, leaving messages second, and using sharing future is the least. Most messages are used for leaving comments, and lastly, provide references for planning or services for specific users.
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