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Content Analysis of Social Media Related to Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Overview of attention for article published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, July 2015
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2 news outlets
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17 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Content Analysis of Social Media Related to Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Published in
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, July 2015
DOI 10.1161/circoutcomes.115.002032
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kristin M. Kostick, Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, Lidija A. Wilhelms, Estevan D. Delgado, Courtenay R. Bruce, Kostick, Kristin M, Blumenthal-Barby, Jennifer S, Wilhelms, Lidija A, Delgado, Estevan D, Bruce, Courtenay R

Abstract

Social media have the potential to offer important benefits for patient education, support, and shared decision making. Despite the proliferation of social media use during the past decade, little is known about the scope and quality of available information, or the purposes that social media sites serve for patient decisional and support needs. We conducted a mixed method study, including content analysis of social media and principal components analysis analysis of data sites discussing left ventricular assist device treatment for heart failure. This study explored aspects of interactivity, user-friendliness, appeal, medium, purpose, audience, and accuracy of information. Higher levels of interactivity (eg, posting comments) seem to enhance the appeal and usability of available information but also introduce greater potential for inaccuracy and inconsistency. The current lack of oversight into the content and quality of available information constitute a challenge for the reliable use of social media as forums for information-seeking and social network-based support. We conclude that social media outlets constitute a promising source of informational and psychosocial support for patients, caregivers, and candidates, and if used in conjunction with patient-provider dialog, can contribute to informed decision making by facilitating reflection and discussion of personal concerns, values, and informational needs.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 24%
Researcher 4 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Unspecified 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Other 7 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 16%
Psychology 4 16%
Design 3 12%
Social Sciences 3 12%
Other 4 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. 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 14 September 2016.
All research outputs
#354,698
of 8,380,241 outputs
Outputs from Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes
#161
of 769 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,749
of 230,922 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes
#8
of 25 outputs
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