PUBLICATIONS

Health Union Announces Multiple Presentations at APHA 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo

Health Union will share research findings based on data and experience from three of the company’s oncology-specific online health communities in presentations at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia.

Facebook advertising to increase online community engagement: Results of the LungCancer.net advertisement campaign

Research findings show that Facebook advertising is a feasible recruiting tool for online health communities and, from additional industry and academic research partnership insights, may be leveraged to help future researchers more effectively engage patients to participate in online communities or interventions, ultimately enhancing health outcomes.

Omnipresence of scanxiety for patients with lung cancer and its impact on quality of life

It was found that a large majority of lung cancer patients surveyed reported experiencing scanxiety, with no significant differences in differing type of lung cancer, time since diagnosis, current stage, or scan frequency.

Assessing needs of men following prostate cancer treatment: An exploration of treatment regret

Findings from the study show that patients who are comfortable discussing all aspects of their situation with their healthcare professional report little to no treatment regret compared to all other respondents; supporting a correlation between treatment regret and relationship with healthcare professionals.

Gender disparities in sexual side effect discussions among healthcare professionals and bladder cancer patients

The results of the study displayed that of the respondents with bladder cancer who underwent surgery (n=312), 24% experienced sexual side effects and discussions regarding potential side effects on sex with an HCP occurred more frequently with male patients compared to female patients (n=309).

The headache of migraine management: Prevalence and efficacy of treatment type in a national migraine population

The findings of this study suggest that although complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) + conventional medicine (CM) was associated with a reduction in the number of migraine attacks per month, CIM alone was associated with the greatest reduction.

To journal or not to journal: Migraine journal use among 2015 Migraine in America cohort

Partnering with University of Colorado, this abstract was published at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference 2019 showcasing data from Health Union’s Migraine In America 2015 survey.

Childhood onset migraine and adult outcomes: A retrospective survey

Partnering with University of Chung-Ang and University of Colorado, this abstract showcases data from Health Union’s Migraine In America 2015 survey.

Impact on interpersonal relationships among caregivers and patients with multiple sclerosis

The survey results found that participants had few negative perceptions of relationships with romantic partners/children/close friends, but described the impact of fatigue and limited mobility as feelings of being not well understood by others, burdensome and isolated.

Misperceptions regarding palliative and hospice care among cancer patients — What can we learn from patient-reported treatment decision making

This abstract was published at the NCCN 2019 Annual Meeting, showcasing data from Health Union’s Impact of Cancer survey.

Perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness facilitators among patients with chronic health conditions: A self-reported survey

Health Union, LLC has been accepted for an oral presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in San Diego. The presentation, based on the abstract titled “Perceived treatment satisfaction and effectiveness facilitators among patients with chronic health conditions: A self-reported survey,” will occur at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12.