Title

Communicating Through the Internet: Using Social Networking Tools to Reach Diabetes Patients

Date of Award

5-29-2009

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Applied Communication

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Organiz & Prof Communication

Advisor

Kim Lambdin-Hosler

Keywords

diabetes; diabetes health information; diabetes on the Internet; diabetes Web sites; health education; health information

Abstract

As the Internet has evolved so too have its uses. Static Web pages dictating information to users are no longer the norm. Blogging, importing photos, and posting videos are ways users have become more involved in the Internet experience. The Internet is widely used to research health information. With the transformation of the Internet from a one click stop into a full blown experience, the health care community can incorporate new functionality and innovation into the development of their Web sites with utilization tools to communicate messages to, and attract the attention of, a wider audience. This study explores the American Diabetes Association Web site as a source of information and evaluates its functionality to enhance the user's experience on the site.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS