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21 papers 0 to 25 followers Social media for the interested Anesthesiologists
By Ron George Anesthesiologist with special interests in Obstetrics, Pain, and Global Health
Lauren Sinnenberg, Christie L DiSilvestro, Christina Mancheno, Karl Dailey, Christopher Tufts, Alison M Buttenheim, Fran Barg, Lyle Ungar, H Schwartz, Dana Brown, David A Asch, Raina M Merchant
Importance: As society is increasingly becoming more networked, researchers are beginning to explore how social media can be used to study person-to-person communication about health and health care use. Twitter is an online messaging platform used by more than 300 million people who have generated several billion Tweets, yet little work has focused on the potential applications of these data for studying public attitudes and behaviors associated with cardiovascular health. Objective: To describe the volume and content of Tweets associated with cardiovascular disease as well as the characteristics of Twitter users...
September 28, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Kimberley Collins, David Shiffman, Jenny Rock
Social media has created networked communication channels that facilitate interactions and allow information to proliferate within professional academic communities as well as in informal social circumstances. A significant contemporary discussion in the field of science communication is how scientists are using (or might use) social media to communicate their research. This includes the role of social media in facilitating the exchange of knowledge internally within and among scientific communities, as well as externally for outreach to engage the public...
2016: PloS One
Quynh C Nguyen, Dapeng Li, Hsien-Wen Meng, Suraj Kath, Elaine Nsoesie, Feifei Li, Ming Wen
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that where people live, play, and work can influence health and well-being. However, the dearth of neighborhood data, especially data that is timely and consistent across geographies, hinders understanding of the effects of neighborhoods on health. Social media data represents a possible new data resource for neighborhood research. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to build, from geotagged Twitter data, a national neighborhood database with area-level indicators of well-being and health behaviors...
October 17, 2016: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Anthony Labib, Kristine Pysarenko, Vinay Prabhu
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate themes related to patients' experience in undergoing mammography, as expressed on Twitter. METHODS: A total of 464 tweets from July to December 2015 containing the hashtag #mammogram and relating to a patient's experience in undergoing mammography were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the tweets, 45.5% occurred before the mammogram compared to 49.6% that occurred afterward (remainder of tweets indeterminate)...
September 19, 2016: Academic Radiology
Luís Pinho-Costa, Kenneth Yakubu, Kyle Hoedebecke, Liliana Laranjo, Christofer Patrick Reichel, Maria Del C Colon-Gonzalez, Ana Luísa Neves, Hassna Errami
PURPOSE: Create an index of global reach for healthcare hashtags and tweeters therein, filterable by topic of interest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this proof-of-concept study we focused on the field of Primary Care and Family Medicine. Six hashtags were selected based on their importance, from the ones included in the 'Healthcare Hashtag Project'. Hashtag Global Reach (HGR) was calculated using the additive aggregation of five weighted, normalized indicator variables: number of impressions, tweets, tweeters, user locations, and user languages...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Christopher R Long, M Kathryn Stewart, Thomas V Cunningham, T Scott Warmack, Pearl A McElfish
BACKGROUND: Participants in health research studies typically express interest in receiving the results from the studies in which they participate. However, participants' preferences and experiences related to receiving the results are not well understood. In general, the existing studies have had relatively small sample sizes and typically address specific and often sensitive issues within targeted populations. METHODS: This study used an online survey to explore attitudes and experiences of registrants in ResearchMatch, a large database of past, present, and potential health research participants...
August 24, 2016: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
Salman Y Guraya
BACKGROUND: Online social networking sites (SNSs) (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube) have emerged as rapidly growing mechanisms to exchange personal and professional information among university students. This research aims to determine the medical students' extent of usage of SNSs for educational purposes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Educational Resources Information Centre (ERIC), Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), the Cochrane library, and Excerpta Medica Data Base (EMBASE) were searched to retrieve articles from 2004 to 2014, applying predefined search terms and inclusion criteria...
July 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
Brendan S Kelly, Ciaran E Redmond, Gregory J Nason, Gerard M Healy, Niall A Horgan, Eric J Heffernan
PURPOSE: Medical journals use social media as a means to disseminate new research and interact with readers. The microblogging site Twitter is one such platform. The aim of this study was to analyze the recent use of Twitter by the leading radiology journals. METHODS: The top 50 journals by Impact Factor were included. Twitter profiles associated with these journals, or their corresponding societies, were identified. Whether each journal used other social media platforms was also recorded...
August 28, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Miguel Valdez Soto, Joyce E Balls-Berry, Shawn G Bishop, Lee A Aase, Farris K Timimi, Victor M Montori, Christi A Patten
BACKGROUND: Community-engaged research is defined by the Institute of Medicine as the process of working collaboratively with groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interests, or similar situations with respect to issues affecting their well-being. Traditional face-to-face community-engaged research is limited by geographic location, limited in resources, and/or uses one-way communications. Web 2.0 technologies including social media are novel communication channels for community-engaged research because these tools can reach a broader audience while promoting bidirectional dialogs...
September 9, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
Johannes Salem, Hendrik Borgmann, Matthew Bultitude, Hans-Martin Fritsche, Axel Haferkamp, Axel Heidenreich, Arkadiusz Miernik, Andreas Neisius, Thomas Knoll, Christian Thomas, Igor Tsaur
INTRODUCTION: Twitter is a popular microblogging platform for the rapid dissemination of information and reciprocal exchange in the urological field. We aimed to assess the activity, users and content of the online discussion, #KidneyStones, on Twitter. METHODS: We investigated the Symplur Signals analytics tool for Twitter data distributed via the #KidneyStones hashtag over a one year period. Activity analysis reflected overall activity and tweet enhancements. We assessed users' geolocations and performed an influencer analysis...
2016: PloS One
Jean Kelso Sandlin, Dan Hinmon
Nurses' use of online social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are increasing and with it the controversy surrounding the compatibility of social networking sites within a profession that values privacy and confidentiality. This article draws on case studies, experiments, surveys, and policies from professional organizations, academic research, and nursing education programs spanning the last 5 years to highlight best practices that address 2 critical areas where the values of the nursing profession and those of social media most directly collide: regulatory issues and the blurring of professional and personal online identities...
July 2016: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Sarah Meaney, Leanne Cussen, Richard A Greene, Keelin O'Donoghue
BACKGROUND: Participation in social networking sites is commonplace and the micro-blogging site Twitter can be considered a platform for the rapid broadcasting of news stories. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the Twitter status updates and subsequent responses relating to a number of perinatal deaths which occurred in a small maternity unit in Ireland. METHODS: An analysis of Twitter status updates, over a two month period from January to March 2014, was undertaken to identify the key themes arising in relation to the perinatal deaths...
2016: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
Hanan Asiri, Mowafa Househ
This systematic review aims to answer the following question: What is the impact of Twitter and Facebook on nursing practice and education? Any article that was written in English and was published in PubMed and Computers Informatics Nursing (CIN) journal from 2011 up to 2016 and discussed the impact of Twitter and Facebook on nursing practice and education was included, while any opinion and review articles were excluded. The results show three themes that are covered by the literature: (1) using social media to enhance students' confidence and /or self-efficacy, (2) characteristics of nurses who use social media, and (3) preferred modes of communication...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Katja Reuter, Francis Ukpolo, Edward Ward, Melissa L Wilson, Praveen Angyan
BACKGROUND: Scarce information about clinical research, in particular clinical trials, is among the top reasons why potential participants do not take part in clinical studies. Without volunteers, on the other hand, clinical research and the development of novel approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease are impossible. Promising digital options such as social media have the potential to work alongside traditional methods to boost the promotion of clinical research. However, investigators and research institutions are challenged to leverage these innovations while saving time and resources...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Jacqueline Tunnecliff, John Weiner, James E Gaida, Jennifer L Keating, Prue Morgan, Dragan Ilic, Lyn Clearihan, David Davies, Sivalal Sadasivan, Patitapaban Mohanty, Shankar Ganesh, John Reynolds, Stephen Maloney
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare the change in research informed knowledge of health professionals and their intended practice following exposure to research information delivered by either Twitter or Facebook. METHODS: This open label comparative design study randomized health professional clinicians to receive "practice points" on tendinopathy management via Twitter or Facebook. Evaluated outcomes included knowledge change and self-reported changes to clinical practice...
June 29, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Heather J Logghe, Marissa A Boeck, Sam B Atallah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Kaye Rolls, Margaret Hansen, Debra Jackson, Doug Elliott
BACKGROUND: Prevailing health care structures and cultures restrict intraprofessional communication, inhibiting knowledge dissemination and impacting the translation of research into practice. Virtual communities may facilitate professional networking and knowledge sharing in and between health care disciplines. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to review the literature on the use of social media by health care professionals in developing virtual communities that facilitate professional networking, knowledge sharing, and evidence-informed practice...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Shouq A Sadah, Moloud Shahbazi, Matthew T Wiley, Vagelis Hristidis
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of patients from diverse demographic groups share and search for health-related information on Web-based social media. However, little is known about the content of the posted information with respect to the users' demographics. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to analyze the content of Web-based health-related social media based on users' demographics to identify which health topics are discussed in which social media by which demographic groups and to help guide educational and research activities...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Valeria Scotti, Annalisa De Silvestri, Luigia Scudeller, Paola Abele, Funda Topuz, Moreno Curti
INTRODUCTION: Novel bibliometric indexes (commonly known as altmetrics) are gaining interest within the scientific community and might represent an important alternative measure of research quality and output. AIMS: We evaluate how these new metrics correlate with established bibliometric indexes such as the impact factor (IF), currently used as a measure of scientific production as well as a criterion for scientific research funding, and how they might be helpful in assessing the impact of research...
June 8, 2016: International Journal of Biological Markers
Katy Schnitzler, Nigel Davies, Fiona Ross, Ruth Harris
Researchers have always recognised the importance of disseminating the findings of their work, however, recently the need to proactively plan and drive the impact of those findings on the wider society has become a necessity. Firstly, this is because funders require evidence of return from investment and secondly and crucially because national research assessments are becoming powerful determinants of future funding. In research studies associated with nursing, impact needs to be demonstrated by showing the effect on a range of stakeholders including service users, patients, carers, the nursing workforce and commissioners...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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