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Current Cardiology Reviews

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ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Review Article

Patient Education and Engagement through Social Media

Author(s): Sravya Chirumamilla and Martha Gulati*

Volume 17, Issue 2, 2021

Published on: 20 November, 2019

Page: [137 - 143] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1573403X15666191120115107

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Abstract

This review addresses the demographics of social media users and their relative health literacy. Means of overcoming health inequities via social media and the role of social media in patient education and engagement are explored. This review discusses forms of appropriate patient engagement, including the pitfalls of social media use.

Keywords: Patient education, social media, consumer health information, online health information, health information needs, health literacy.

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