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The Role of Social Media and Internet Search Engines in Information Provision and Dissemination to Patients with Kidney Stone Disease: A Systematic Review from European Association of Urologists…

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Endourology, August 2018
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Title
The Role of Social Media and Internet Search Engines in Information Provision and Dissemination to Patients with Kidney Stone Disease: A Systematic Review from European Association of Urologists Young Academic Urologists
Published in
Journal of Endourology, August 2018
DOI 10.1089/end.2018.0319
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Authors

Enakshee Jamnadass, Omar Aboumarzouk, Panagiotis Kallidonis, Esteban Emiliani, Thomas Tailly, Stephan Hruby, Francesco Sanguedolce, Gokhan Atis, Mehmet Ozsoy, Francesco Greco, Bhaskar K. Somani

Abstract

Kidney stone disease (KSD) affects millions of people worldwide and has an increasing incidence. Social media (SoMe) and search engines are both gaining in usage, whilst also being used by patients to research their conditions and aid in managing them. With this in mind, many authors have expressed the belief that SoMe and search engines can be used by patients and healthcare professionals to improve treatment compliance, and to help counselling and management of conditions such as KSD. We wanted to determine whether SoMe and search engines play a role in the management and/or prevention of KSD. The databases MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus and Cochrane Library were used to search for relevant English language literature from inception to December 2017. Results were screened by title, abstract, and then full text, according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The data was then analysed independently by the authors not involved in the original study. After initial identification of 2137 records and screening of 42 articles, 10 studies met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The papers included focused on a variety of SoMe forms including two papers each on twitter, YouTube, smartphone apps and google search engine and one paper on google insights and google analytics. Regarding patient centered advice, while 2 papers covered advice on dietary, fluid intake and management options, two additional papers each covered advice on fluid advice and management options only, while no such advice was given by 3 of the SoMe published papers. SoMe and search engines provide valuable information to patients with kidney stone disease. However, whilst the information provided regarding dietary aspects and fluid management was good, it was not comprehensive enough to include advice on other aspects of KSD prevention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 31%
Researcher 2 15%
Unspecified 2 15%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Student > Master 1 8%
Other 3 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 54%
Unspecified 2 15%
Engineering 2 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Design 1 8%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 23 August 2018.
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#3,373,430
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Outputs from Journal of Endourology
#213
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#95,160
of 272,105 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Endourology
#13
of 22 outputs
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