Benefits and Threats to Using Social Media for Presenting and Implementing Evidence.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(1):3-7. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0601.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, CE; O'Connell, NE; Hall, T; George, SZ; Jull, G; Wright, AA; Girbés, EL; Lewis, J; Hancock, M

Published Date

  • January 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 7

PubMed ID

  • 29291281

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-1344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2519/jospt.2018.0601


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States