Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation (PhD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Brent T. Williams
Kristin K. Higgins
Second Committee Member
Ron L. Freeman
Third Committee Member
Mary A. Ramey
Psychology; Health and environmental sciences; Blindness; Facebook; Histoplasmosis; Peer support; Pohs; Rehabilitation
This dissertation describes the experiences of people diagnosed with presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome as they participate in an online peer-support group on Facebook. This is a descriptive case study of factors related to adjustment, treatment, emotional distress, access to services, and online peer support. Participants were interviewed and observed, and documents were collected to describe this phenomenon.
Thompson, Lisa Aimee, "A Descriptive Case Study of Individuals with Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome Utilizing a Facebook Support Group" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1374.