Physicians on Twitter
Medical Service, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association (Impact Factor: 30.39). 02/2011; 305(6):566-8. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2011.68
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Conference Paper: Analysis of Twitter research trends based on SLR[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: With the increasing interest in micro blogging services, extensive research has focused on Twitter for a variety of purposes. For effective research on Twitter, an investigation of academic research papers related with Twitter will be required in order to analyze research trends. However, it is not easy to review the vast data. Therefore, we extract the representative literature related to Twitter and investigate the trends in Twitter research by using the systematic literature review (SLR) method. The five most popular resource sites are selected to collect Twitter-related literature and the 106 papers selected based on SLR are analyzed to study interesting trends in Twitter research. To classify the research area, the selected papers are divided into five main research categories according to research topics. In addition, other valuable results such as the inclination of the authors are also understood.2014 16th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT); 02/2014
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ABSTRACT: Social media has created a revolution in health services. Information available on the Internet and via social media is now being used as reference guides for sensitive health issues by nonprofessionals, physicians, and medical students. When used by physicians and medical students, social media has the potential to raise issues such as the blurring of the line between professional and private lives, patient relations, and medical ethics. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the use of social media and attitudes toward its use in medicine among medical students. Medical students from Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine (Afyonkarahisar, Turkey) were asked to participate in a survey consisting of two sections, the first containing questions assessing the frequency of social media use and the second regarding attitudes toward the use of social media in medicine. Survey responses indicated that 93.4% of medical students used social media and 89.3% used social media for professional purposes. Factor analysis showed that attitudes toward social media are based on five factors: professional usefulness, popularity, ethics, barriers, and innovativeness. A structural equation model revealed the highest positive correlation between usefulness and innovativeness; ethics had a low but positive correlation with other factors. Although social media is being used extensively by medical students, they appear unaware of possible ethical issues. Therefore, social media guidelines should be developed.BMC Medical Education 12/2015; 15(1). DOI:10.1186/s12909-015-0300-y · 1.41 Impact Factor
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