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TASoMe: Validating a Framework to Generate Evidence About Health Outcomes from Social Media Use

Mark Merolli, Kathleen Gray, Fernando Martin-Sanchez, A Ugon (ed.), D Karlsson (ed.), GO Klein (ed.), A Moen (ed.)

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | IOS PRESS | Published : 2018


Research surrounding social media's impact on patient-reported health outcomes continues to emerge. However, an ongoing challenge for researchers is generating valid and reliable evidence that draws upon rigorous frameworks. This manuscript details the development and refinement of a framework that defines criteria and methods for generating and evaluating evidence about social media use in chronic disease management; the Therapeutic Affordances of Social Media (TASoMe) framework. TASoMe was built through the considered combination of mixed research methods and data collection instruments. It represents a systematic methodology for conducting research that brings together the key concepts of..

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