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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548629/the-use-of-facebook-in-the-maternal-grief-process-an-exploratory-qualitative-study
#1
Diana Perluxo, Rita Francisco
This study seeks to explore the potential implications of Facebook use in the process of maternal grief. The participants were 11 women who had lost their children due to accidents or prolonged illness. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and subjected to Thematic Analysis. The participants stated that they used Facebook to receive support, to identify with other mothers, to remember the child who died, to access the child's information, to honor him/her, and to express their feelings. The use of Facebook can play a very important role in the initial phase of grieving due to the functions of this social network...
May 26, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548615/social-media-networking-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus-a-point-prevalence-analysis-of-utilization
#2
Ghassan Awad Elkarim, Naif M Alotaibi, Nardin Samuel, Shelly Wang, George M Ibrahim, Aria Fallah, Alexander G Weil, Abhaya V Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE A recent survey has shown that caregivers of children with shunt-treated hydrocephalus frequently use social media networks for support and information gathering. The objective of this study is to describe and assess social media utilization among users interested in hydrocephalus. METHODS Publicly accessible accounts and videos dedicated to the topic of hydrocephalus were comprehensively searched across 3 social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) throughout March 2016. Summary statistics were calculated on standard metrics of social media popularity...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548347/the-impact-of-normative-perceptions-on-alcohol-consumption-in-military-veterans
#3
Heather Krieger, Eric R Pedersen, Clayton Neighbors
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Perceptions of both descriptive norms (prevalence of drinking) and injunctive norms (others' approval of drinking) relate to alcohol consumption but mechanisms for these associations have received little attention, especially in military samples. This study tested the direct and indirect associations between perceived descriptive and injunctive norms on drinking through personal attitudes (i.e., personal approval) in a veteran sample. DESIGN: Data were collected as part of a longitudinal randomized controlled alcohol intervention study...
May 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544871/signs-of-social-class-the-experience-of-economic-inequality-in-everyday-life
#4
Michael W Kraus, Jun Won Park, Jacinth J X Tan
By some accounts, global economic inequality is at its highest point on record. The pernicious effects of this broad societal trend are striking: Rising inequality is linked to poorer health and well-being across countries, continents, and cultures. The economic and psychological forces that perpetuate inequality continue to be studied, and in this theoretical review, we examine the role of daily experiences of economic inequality-the communication of social class signals between interaction partners-in this process...
May 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542367/understanding-the-process-of-social-network-evolution-online-offline-integrated-analysis-of-social-tie-formation
#5
Doyeon Kwak, Wonjoon Kim
It is important to consider the interweaving nature of online and offline social networks when we examine social network evolution. However, it is difficult to find any research that examines the process of social tie formation from an integrated perspective. In our study, we quantitatively measure offline interactions and examine the corresponding evolution of online social network in order to understand the significance of interrelationship between online and offline social factors in generating social ties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536096/harnessing-facebook-for-smoking-reduction-and-cessation-interventions-facebook-user-engagement-and-social-support-predict-smoking-reduction
#6
Sunny Jung Kim, Lisa A Marsch, Mary F Brunette, Jesse Dallery
BACKGROUND: Social media technologies offer a novel opportunity for scalable health interventions that can facilitate user engagement and social support, which in turn may reinforce positive processes for behavior change. OBJECTIVE: By using principles from health communication and social support literature, we implemented a Facebook group-based intervention that targeted smoking reduction and cessation. This study hypothesized that participants' engagement with and perceived social support from our Facebook group intervention would predict smoking reduction...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536091/evaluating-the-social-media-performance-of-hospitals-in-spain-a-longitudinal-and-comparative-study
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Antonio Martinez-Millana, Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, Ignacio Basagoiti Bilbao, Manuel Traver Salcedo, Vicente Traver Salcedo
BACKGROUND: Social media is changing the way in which citizens and health professionals communicate. Previous studies have assessed the use of Health 2.0 by hospitals, showing clear evidence of growth in recent years. In order to understand if this happens in Spain, it is necessary to assess the performance of health care institutions on the Internet social media using quantitative indicators. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to analyze how hospitals in Spain perform on the Internet and social media networks by determining quantitative indicators in 3 different dimensions: presence, use, and impact and assess these indicators on the 3 most commonly used social media - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528463/facebook-advertising-to-recruit-young-urban-women-into-an-hiv-prevention-clinical-trial
#8
Rachel Jones, Lorraine J Lacroix, Eloni Porcher
Advertising via Facebook to elicit involvement in clinical trials has demonstrated promise in expanding geographic reach while maintaining confidentiality. The purpose of this study is to evaluate Facebook advertising to reach at-risk, predominately African American or Black women in higher HIV prevalence communities for an HIV prevention clinical trial, and to compare baseline characteristics to those recruited on-the-ground. Maintaining confidentiality and the practical aspects of creating and posting ads on Facebook are described...
May 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527508/social-media-and-web-presence-for-patients-and-professionals-evolving-trends-and-implications-for-practice
#9
REVIEW
Jose E Barreto, Curtis L Whitehair
The use of social media has become very instinctive to many. It has become part of a daily routine. Enhanced communication, liberated expressions of self, becoming updated with all the trends and news, and marketing promotion are only some of the reasons why most people use social media. Health care providers including physicians should take advantage of these platforms for professional purposes. Social media extends far beyond the famous platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, used mostly for social connections...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526330/going-social-success-in-online-recruitment-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-for-prevention-hiv-vaccine-research
#10
Lindsey Buckingham, Julie Becher, Chelsea D Voytek, Danielle Fiore, Debora Dunbar, Annet Davis-Vogel, David S Metzger, Ian Frank
OBJECTIVE: To compare the use of four different social media sites to recruit men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women to a phase 2b HIV prevention vaccine trial, HVTN 505. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. METHODS: The University of Pennsylvania HIV Vaccine Trials Unit (Penn HVTU) employed street outreach and online recruitment methods to recruit participants for HVTN 505 using a combination of national recruitment images/messages with Philadelphia-specific language and imagery...
May 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525746/silicon-valley-meets-biomedical-research-in-the-chan-zuckerberg-initiative
#11
Diana Crow
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropy launched by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, drew attention with its stated goal of helping to "cure, manage, or treat all diseases" by the end of the century. They intend to do it through funding basic research and addressing gaps in biomedical technology.
May 18, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523603/engagement-compliance-and-retention-with-a-gamified-online-social-networking-physical-activity-intervention
#12
Jillian Ryan, Sarah Edney, Carol Maher
Health behaviour interventions delivered via online social networks are an increasingly popular approach to addressing lifestyle-related health problems. However, research to date consistently reports poor user engagement and retention. The current study examined user engagement, compliance and retention with Active Team-a gamified physical activity intervention delivered by via an online Facebook application. Associations between engagement and participant (n = 51) demographic and team characteristics (sex, age, education and team size) were examined, as well as temporal trends in engagement during the 50-day intervention...
May 18, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507847/plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-in-global-health-let-s-reconstruct-global-surgery
#13
Karen Y Chung
Since the inception of the Lancet Commission in 2013 and consequent prioritization of Global Surgery at the World Health Assembly, international surgical outreach efforts have increased and become more synergistic. Plastic surgeons have been involved in international outreach for decades, and there is now a demand to collaborate and address local need in an innovative way. The aim of this article was to summarize new developments in plastic and reconstructive surgery in global health, to unify our approach to international outreach...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504040/facebook-addiction-and-loneliness-in-the-post-graduate-students-of-a-university-in-southern-india
#14
Manoj Shettar, Ravichandra Karkal, Anil Kakunje, Rohan Dilip Mendonsa, Vv Mohan Chandran
BACKGROUND: Facebook is a social networking site (SNS) for communication, entertainment and information exchange. Recent research has shown that excessive use of Facebook can result in addictive behavior in some individuals. AIM: To assess the patterns of Facebook use in post-graduate students of Yenepoya University and evaluate its association with loneliness. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done to evaluate 100 post-graduate students of Yenepoya University using Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS) and University of California and Los Angeles (UCLA) loneliness scale version 3...
June 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499259/systematic-review-of-social-media-interventions-for-smoking-cessation
#15
REVIEW
John A Naslund, Sunny Jung Kim, Kelly A Aschbrenner, Laura J McCulloch, Mary F Brunette, Jesse Dallery, Stephen J Bartels, Lisa A Marsch
BACKGROUND: Popular social media could extend the reach of smoking cessation efforts. In this systematic review, our objectives were: 1) to determine whether social media interventions for smoking cessation are feasible, acceptable, and potentially effective; 2) to identify approaches for recruiting subjects; and 3) to examine the specific intervention design components and strategies employed to promote user engagement and retention. METHODS: We searched Scopus, Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, PsychINFO, CINAHL, and Web of Science through July 2016 and reference lists of relevant articles...
May 2, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498309/effective-social-relationship-measurement-and-cluster-based-routing-in-mobile-opportunistic-networks
#16
Feng Zeng, Nan Zhao, Wenjia Li
In mobile opportunistic networks, the social relationship among nodes has an important impact on data transmission efficiency. Motivated by the strong share ability of "circles of friends" in communication networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Wechat and so on, we take a real-life example to show that social relationships among nodes consist of explicit and implicit parts. The explicit part comes from direct contact among nodes, and the implicit part can be measured through the "circles of friends". We present the definitions of explicit and implicit social relationships between two nodes, adaptive weights of explicit and implicit parts are given according to the contact feature of nodes, and the distributed mechanism is designed to construct the "circles of friends" of nodes, which is used for the calculation of the implicit part of social relationship between nodes...
May 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498042/what-predicts-facebook-addiction
#17
Brenda K Wiederhold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497878/pharmacist-prescribing-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-views-of-pharmacists-in-nigeria
#18
Asa Auta, Barry Strickland-Hodge, Julia Maz, Shalkur David
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out to: (1) explore the views of pharmacists in Nigeria on the extension of prescribing authority to them and determine their willingness to be prescribers and (2) identify the potential facilitators and barriers to introducing pharmacist prescribing in Nigeria. METHOD: An online cross-sectional survey was conducted from August to October 2014 among 775 pharmacists recruited from the Facebook group of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria using a simple random technique...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496933/internet-survey-health-screening-in-sports
#19
Margaret Wang, Gloria Wu, Vidhya Gunasekaran, Victor Chen, Akash Vani, Don Kim
While cardiovascular screening protocols exist, they have been focused on teenaged and college aged athletes versus adult athletes. To assess community awareness of health screening as related to adult athletes, we have created an internet questionnaire (QN). The survey was posted through social media (e.g. Facebook, Reddit, Flotrack and Active), for 11 months, that queried sports history, medical history, and symptoms while playing sports. A total of 3,750 respondents (R) answered the questionnaire, 2,776 male and 974 female...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496225/altmetric-analysis-of-2015-dental-literature-a-cross-sectional-survey
#20
J Kolahi, P Iranmanesh, S Khazaei
Introduction To report and analyse Altmetric data of all dental articles and journals in 2015.Methods To identify all 2015 dental articles, PubMed was searched via Altmetric platform using the following query: ("2015/1/1"[PDAT]: "2015/12/31"[PDAT]) AND jsubsetd[text] NOT 2016[PDAT] on November 12, 2016. Altmetric data of all 2015 dental articles and journals were extracted and analysed by Microsoft Office Excel 2016 using descriptive statistics, graphs and trend-line analysis. To find the most important and influential Altmetric factors, multi-layered perceptron artificial neural network was employed using SPSS 22...
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
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