A recent study has found that vlogs (video blog posts) are providing a valuable service for patients with chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis. Often they are the first port of call from patients when looking for information regarding their illness.
The YouTube channels are often run by patients rather than healthcare professionals, but they offer an important perspective on the illness. They teach more about life with cystic fibrosis and other conditions without bogging down the audience with medical jargon.
The vloggers tend to address various issues associated with living with chronic illnesses and can offer advice to others going through the same thing. This often gives viewers reassurance and confidence that they too can manage their condition effectively.
In addition, vlogs may also be useful to the medical professionals who treat the chronic illnesses, helping them to better understand some of the challenges patients face. Find out more about this study here.
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