Benefits and threats to using social media for presenting and implementing evidence

Chad E. Cook, Neil E. O'connell, Toby Hall, Steven Z. George, Gwendolen Jull, Alexis A. Wright, Enrique Lluch Girbés, Jeremy Lewis, Mark Hancock

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Abstract

As a potential high-yield tool for disseminating information that can reach many people, social media is transforming how clinicians, the public, and policy makers are educated and find new knowledge associated with research-related information. Social media is available to all who access the internet, reducing selected barriers to acquiring original source documents such as journal articles or books and potentially improving implementation-the process of formulating a conclusion and moving on that decision. The use of social media for evidence dissemination/implementation of research has both benefits and threats. It is the aim of this Viewpoint to provide a balanced view of each.
LanguageEnglish
Pages3-7
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Cook, Chad E. ; O'connell, Neil E. ; Hall, Toby ; George, Steven Z. ; Jull, Gwendolen ; Wright, Alexis A. ; Girbés, Enrique Lluch ; Lewis, Jeremy ; Hancock, Mark. / Benefits and threats to using social media for presenting and implementing evidence. In: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 2018 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 3-7.
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Benefits and threats to using social media for presenting and implementing evidence. / Cook, Chad E.; O'connell, Neil E.; Hall, Toby; George, Steven Z.; Jull, Gwendolen; Wright, Alexis A.; Girbés, Enrique Lluch; Lewis, Jeremy; Hancock, Mark.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 3-7.

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