University of Hertfordshire

  • Chad Cook
  • Neil O'Connell
  • Toby Hall
  • Steven George
  • Gwendolen Jull
  • Alexis Wright
  • Enrique Girbes
  • Jeremy Lewis
  • Mark Hancock
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
Volume48
Issue1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018

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.

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