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A text mining analytics on online forum medical queries among parents with diabetic children

Kartiwi, Mira and Gunawan, Teddy Surya and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin (2020) A text mining analytics on online forum medical queries among parents with diabetic children. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 2 (Supp2). p. 933. ISSN 0975-7406

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Abstract

Introduction: Recent research shows how the advancement of Internet has changed how parents seek health information for their children in online forums and social media. This includes parents with children that suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes. However, little is known on the extent to which the Internet is being used to obtain health-related information and the common concerns raised. Objectives: To analyse the topical context of the public conversation and discussion on online forum among parents with diabetic children. Materials and Methods: Text mining technique was used to examine a dataset that contains granular user posts on online health parenting forum from July 2015 to March 2019. Results: The result of text mining shows that among the key information being sought were the details available non-medical treatments and social supports. Conclusion: The research implications of our results would help medical practitioners and policy maker to design appropriate supports for parents and community in preventing and managing diabetic as chronic disease.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6326/85092
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, diabetic, health information seeking, online forum, parent
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: A/P Dr. Mira Kartiwi
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 05:55
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 05:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85092

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