February 13, 2015

Social media in communicating health information: an analysis of facebook groups related to hypertension.

Most hypertension-related Facebook groups evaluated in this study focused on disease awareness. Of the most recent posts, about 20% were focused on product or service promotion. About 20% were related to hypertension awareness. Facebook group activity was associated with group size (OR 1.02), likes on the most recent wall post (OR 3.6), and presence of attached files on the group wall (OR 5).  (Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Jan 29;12:E11.)
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