Need assessment and implementation of digital storytelling to offer various forms of support for sufferers of and awareness for systemic exertion intolerance disease, or S.E.I.D., formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or C.F.S.

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dc.contributor.advisor Caristi, Dom
dc.contributor.author Smith, David Ray
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-20T19:08:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-20T19:08:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-17
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200593
dc.description.abstract Project explores need assessment and implementation of knowledge base platform to offer a wide range of resources and support for those afflicted by what was, in spring 2015, renamed Systematic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID), formerly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)—a condition from which this researcher has personally suffered for many years as do millions worldwide. Shockingly, no single website currently offers a well-rounded database of personal narratives, medical research, or accessible resources for practical help, presented in such a way with the SEID sufferer as the target audience—something this researcher had been looking for early on in his medical journey. Project analyzes secondary research—published literature on internet technology use and communications preferences of those living with chronic illness or disease—to ultimately determine which platform of digital storytelling (website, video, commercial, social media, etc.) is most effective in achieving desired awareness of and support for the disease, while specifically accommodating those with the disease. Project concludes with launch of fully functional multimedia platform deemed most effective medium for achieving these desired goals. Project contains compilation and annotation of research—a cohesive narrative based on research through assessment of scholarly databases and study of both peer-reviewed journal articles and popular/non-peer-reviewed sources—in addition to launch of actual knowledge base platform itself. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Telecommunications
dc.subject.lcsh Digital storytelling.
dc.subject.lcsh Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Computer network resources.
dc.subject.lcsh Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Patients -- Social conditions.
dc.subject.other Smith, David Ray -- Health.
dc.title Need assessment and implementation of digital storytelling to offer various forms of support for sufferers of and awareness for systemic exertion intolerance disease, or S.E.I.D., formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or C.F.S. en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Need assessment and implementation of digital storytelling to offer various forms of support for sufferers of and awareness for systemic exertion intolerance disease, or SEID, formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS.
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 6 hours.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1840148


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