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Using online blogs to explore positive outcomes after burn injuries

Garbett, Kirsty; Harcourt, Diana; Buchanan, Heather

Authors

Kirsty Garbett

Diana Harcourt

Heather Buchanan heather.buchanan@nottingham.ac.uk



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2017
Journal Journal of Health Psychology
Print ISSN 1359-1053
Electronic ISSN 1359-1053
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 13
APA6 Citation Garbett, K., Harcourt, D., & Buchanan, H. (2017). Using online blogs to explore positive outcomes after burn injuries. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(13), doi:10.1177/1359105316638549
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316638549
Keywords appearance, Internet, blog, methodology, post-traumatic growth, qualitative methods, trauma
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1359105316638549
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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