Invitation to participate in health comm. study: Round 2


My name is Justin Guild and I’m a graduate research assistant currently working with Dr. Jeong-Nam Kim ( at Purdue University on a health communication study.

Specifically, our research explores how information sharing behavior through online communities influences coping strategies among people with chronic conditions including cancer, diabetes, depression, etc.

I posted an invitation to participate almost a month ago in this community and the feedback and response rate from members was very postiive. We’re still in our data collection phase and was hoping to catch those of you who are active readers but might have missed the first chance to participate.

The survey is purely academic in nature and takes no longer than 5-7 minutes to complete.

The web survey can be found by clicking on this link:

In the survey, we use the term “blog” to refer to any online activity where you might read or share information in communities such as personal web logs, internet forums, and discussion boards.

The findings of this study could lead to better management capacities of chronic diseases as well as an increase in funding for research related to online communities.
Once we have results, we plan on sharing them with members here.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Justin Guild

This survey has been approved by the Administration of

landileigh | project coordinator/administrator |