A Survey on the Role and Benefits of Online Social Networks on Filipino Patients With Psoriasis
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01465061|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 4, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Psoriasis||Behavioral: Online support group|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||124 participants|
|Observational Model:||Ecologic or Community|
|Official Title:||A Survey on the Role and Benefits of Online Social Networks on Filipino Patients With Psoriasis|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2011|
|Online support user||
Behavioral: Online support group
Joining online support group
Other Name: Online social network, virtual online community
- Demographic profile of online support users [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The sociodemographic profile of the respondents such as age (mean, range), sex, civil status, level of formal education, employment status were described.
- Disease characteristics of online support users [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The overall health status (poor, average, good), psoriasis severity (mild, moderate, severe), duration of illness of online support groups were evaluated.
- Activities performed and extent of participation of online support users [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Participants were also asked regarding their attitudes and experiences with online communities, length of use, log-on frequency and nature of online activities.
- Empowering processes and outcomes experienced by online support group members [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The frequency with which empowering processes (exchange information, find recognition, share experiences, encounter emotional support, help others) occurred were measured on a 3-point scale (1-seldom to never, 2-sometimes, 3-often). The outcomes experienced (are better informed, feel more confident in relationship with physician, have improved acceptance, feel more confident with treatment, have enhanced social well-being, have increased optimism and control over the future, have enhanced self-esteem) were assessed on a 3-point scale (1-disagree, 2-neither agree nor disagree, 3-agree).
- Correlation of variables [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Intervariable correlation (overall health status/psoriasis severity with frequency/duration of usage, educational level/employment status with frequency of usage) were also be assessed for significance.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01465061
|Principal Investigator:||Charlene U Ang-Tiu, MD||University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Section of Dermatology|