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Online support for parents of preterm infants: a qualitative and content analysis of Facebook ‘preemie’ groups — Thoren et al. — ADC – Fetal and Neonatal Edition

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Objective To qualitatively evaluate the content of communication in Facebook communities dedicated to preterm infants.

Marie Ennis-O’Connor‘s insight:

Facebook groups related to preterm birth have become a popular tool for fundraising and awareness-raising. However, most group members use these forums for information sharing and interpersonal support. Given their popularity and reach, further research is warranted to understand the motivations, implications and risks of dynamic online communication among parents of preterm infants.

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