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KATHRYN GREENE,Rutgers University& AMANDA CARPENTER,Rutgers University
Disclosure is an expanding area of health communication research. Sharing information is important for how patients experience and manage illness. Research examines disclosure to providers, in personal relationships (e.g., partners or family), and in social networks (e.g., friends or coworkers). Several studies have developed scales to measure disclosure as a communication process including focus on patterns of sharing along with timing and message choices.
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