Date of Presentation

5-2-2019 12:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

It is the physician’s responsibility to ensure that their patients are collecting credible and accurate information. Considering the significant proportion of patients using social media to assist with medical decision making, physicians should incorporate this into their patient education in order to ensure patient understanding of the information gathered both outside and inside the medical office, thereby improving compliance and outcomes.

The goals of this study were to examine the influence of social media on patient perceptions of healthcare and use this infomration to improve physician understanding of patient health information-seeking behaviors to improve patient compliance. The three-part survey included questions about patient demographics, social media use, and belief statements regarding personal healthcare and national healthcare issues.


Keywords

Social Media, Internet, Health-Information Seeking, Patient Compliance, Patient Education

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Communication | Medicine and Health Sciences | Patient Safety | Social Media

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May 2nd, 12:00 AM

Effects of Social Media on Patient Perceptions and Compliance

It is the physician’s responsibility to ensure that their patients are collecting credible and accurate information. Considering the significant proportion of patients using social media to assist with medical decision making, physicians should incorporate this into their patient education in order to ensure patient understanding of the information gathered both outside and inside the medical office, thereby improving compliance and outcomes.

The goals of this study were to examine the influence of social media on patient perceptions of healthcare and use this infomration to improve physician understanding of patient health information-seeking behaviors to improve patient compliance. The three-part survey included questions about patient demographics, social media use, and belief statements regarding personal healthcare and national healthcare issues.


 

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