As social media are evolving rapidly online support groups (OSG) are becoming increasingly important for patients. Therefore, the aim of our study was to compare the users of traditional face-to-face support groups and OSG.
To analyze the effect of an online support group (OSG) on the final treatment decision for localized prostate cancer.
We performed a cross-sectional descriptive study of the largest German prostate cancer OSG between July and October 2013.
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