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dc.titleThe Impact and Applications of Social Media Platforms for Public Health Responses Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Systematic Literature Review
dc.contributor.authorGunasekeran, Dinesh Visva
dc.contributor.authorChew, Alton
dc.contributor.authorChandrasekar, Eeshwar K
dc.contributor.authorRajendram, Priyanka
dc.contributor.authorKandarpa, Vasundhara
dc.contributor.authorRajendram, Mallika
dc.contributor.authorChia, Audrey
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Helen
dc.contributor.authorLeong, Choon Kit
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-02T09:21:04Z
dc.date.available2022-08-02T09:21:04Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-11
dc.identifier.citationGunasekeran, Dinesh Visva, Chew, Alton, Chandrasekar, Eeshwar K, Rajendram, Priyanka, Kandarpa, Vasundhara, Rajendram, Mallika, Chia, Audrey, Smith, Helen, Leong, Choon Kit (2022-04-11). The Impact and Applications of Social Media Platforms for Public Health Responses Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Systematic Literature Review. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH 24 (4). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.2196/33680
dc.identifier.issn1438-8871,1438-8871
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/229837
dc.description.abstractBackground: Social media platforms have numerous potential benefits and drawbacks on public health, which have been described in the literature. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed our limited knowledge regarding the potential health impact of these platforms, which have been detrimental to public health responses in many regions. Objective: This review aims to highlight a brief history of social media in health care and report its potential negative and positive public health impacts, which have been characterized in the literature. Methods: We searched electronic bibliographic databases including PubMed, including Medline and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xplore, from December 10, 2015, to December 10, 2020. We screened the title and abstracts and selected relevant reports for review of full text and reference lists. These were analyzed thematically and consolidated into applications of social media platforms for public health. Results: The positive and negative impact of social media platforms on public health are catalogued on the basis of recent research in this report. These findings are discussed in the context of improving future public health responses and incorporating other emerging digital technology domains such as artificial intelligence. However, there is a need for more research with pragmatic methodology that evaluates the impact of specific digital interventions to inform future health policy. Conclusions: Recent research has highlighted the potential negative impact of social media platforms on population health, as well as potentially useful applications for public health communication, monitoring, and predictions. More research is needed to objectively investigate measures to mitigate against its negative impact while harnessing effective applications for the benefit of public health.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherJMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC
dc.sourceElements
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectHealth Care Sciences & Services
dc.subjectMedical Informatics
dc.subjectdigital health
dc.subjectsocial media
dc.subjectbig data
dc.subjectpopulation health
dc.subjectblockchain
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectreview
dc.subjectbenefit
dc.subjectchallenge
dc.subjectpublic health
dc.subjectDIGITAL HEALTH
dc.subjectCARE
dc.typeReview
dc.date.updated2022-07-25T00:49:16Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEAN'S OFFICE (DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL)
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF MEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.2196/33680
dc.description.sourcetitleJOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH
dc.description.volume24
dc.description.issue4
dc.published.statePublished
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