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Table 5 Summary of hypotheses

From: Diabetes self-management in online health communities: an information exchange perspective

Hypotheses Content Supported or Not supported
H1a The information sharing from a doctor has a positive impact on a diabetic patient’s information sharing behavior in OHCs Supported
H1b The information sharing from other diabetic patients has a positive impact on a diabetic patient’s information sharing behavior in OHCs Supported
H2 Diabetic patients who have engaged in information exchange will have a better health status Supported
H3a Information price negatively moderates the relationship between information sharing from a doctor and a diabetic patient’s information sharing behavior in OHCs No supported with opposite direction
H3b Information price negatively moderates the relationship between information sharing from other diabetic patients and a diabetic patient’s information sharing behavior in OHCs Supported