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

Chad Cook, Neil O'Connell, Toby Hall, Steven George, Gwendolen Jull, Alexis Wright, Enrique Girbes, Jeremy Lewis, Mark Hancock

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018


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