Using online blogs to explore positive outcomes after burn injuries

Garbett, Kirsty and Harcourt, Diana and Buchanan, Heather (2017) Using online blogs to explore positive outcomes after burn injuries. Journal of Health Psychology, 22 (13). pp. 1755-1766. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

This study uses blog analysis, a new and novel technique, to explore the positive outcomes experienced by burn survivors. This study examined 10 burn survivor blogs to offer a unique, longitudinal insight into burn survivor recovery. Using thematic analysis, three themes emerged: shift in self-perception, enhanced relationships and a change in life outlook. Many of these themes contained stories and experiences unique to a traumatic burn injury, suggesting that standardised trauma scales are not effectively measuring the impact of a burn in this population. Reflections on blog analysis are discussed, along with a recommendation that health researchers utilise the vast amount of data available from online blogs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: appearance, Internet, blog, methodology, post-traumatic growth, qualitative methods, trauma
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
Identification Number: 10.1177/1359105316638549
Depositing User: Dziunka, Patricia
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 10:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49755

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