Published on in Vol 21, No 11 (2019): November

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Collective Empowerment in Online Health Communities: Scale Development and Empirical Validation

Collective Empowerment in Online Health Communities: Scale Development and Empirical Validation

Collective Empowerment in Online Health Communities: Scale Development and Empirical Validation

Authors of this article:

Sara Atanasova 1 Author Orcid Image ;   Gregor Petric 1 Author Orcid Image


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