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What Do Patients Tweet About Their Mammography Experience?

Overview of attention for article published in Academic Radiology, September 2016
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80 tweeters

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Title
What Do Patients Tweet About Their Mammography Experience?
Published in
Academic Radiology, September 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.acra.2016.07.012
Pubmed ID
Authors

Rosenkrantz, Andrew B, Labib, Anthony, Pysarenko, Kristine, Prabhu, Vinay, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, Anthony Labib, Kristine Pysarenko, Vinay Prabhu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate themes related to patients' experience in undergoing mammography, as expressed on Twitter. A total of 464 tweets from July to December 2015 containing the hashtag #mammogram and relating to a patient's experience in undergoing mammography were reviewed. Of the tweets, 45.5% occurred before the mammogram compared to 49.6% that occurred afterward (remainder of tweets indeterminate). However, in patients undergoing their first mammogram, 32.8% occurred before the examination, whereas in those undergoing follow-up mammogram, 53.0% occurred before the examination. Identified themes included breast compression (24.4%), advising other patients to undergo screening (23.9%), recognition of the health importance of the examination (18.8%), the act of waiting (10.1%), relief regarding results (9.7%), reflection that the examination was not that bad (9.1%), generalized apprehension regarding the examination (8.2%), interactions with staff (8.0%), the gown (5.0%), examination costs or access (3.4%), offering or reaching out for online support from other patients (3.2%), perception of screening as a sign of aging (2.4%), and the waiting room or waiting room amenities (1.3%). Of the tweets, 31.9% contained humor, of which 56.1% related to compression. Themes that were more common in patients undergoing their first, rather than follow-up, mammogram included breast compression (16.4% vs 9.1%, respectively) and that the test was not that bad (26.2% vs 7.6%, respectively). Online social media provides a platform for women to share their experiences and reactions in undergoing mammography, including humor, positive reflections, and encouragement of others to undergo the examination. Social media thus warrants further evaluation as a potential tool to help foster greater adherence to screening guidelines.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 30%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 17%
Student > Postgraduate 3 13%
Other 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 5 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 30%
Psychology 3 13%
Engineering 2 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Computer Science 2 9%
Other 7 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 67. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2018.
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#208,268
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#4
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#9,445
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Outputs of similar age from Academic Radiology
#2
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