Journal article

Social Media and Online Survey: Tools for Knowledge Management in Health Research

M Merolli, FJ MARTIN SANCHEZ, K Gray, K Gray, L Warren

Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM 2014), Auckland, New Zealand | Australian Computer Society | Published : 2014

Abstract

Intro: This paper outlines the design, dissemination and recruitment of participants into a global online survey examining perceptions regarding the value of social media for chronic pain self-management. Building on literature supporting the use of online survey in health research design, we outline the step-by-step process involved in creating this survey and also discuss how use of social media as a distribution channel may significantly impact participant recruitment. Methods: We designed the online survey using Survey Monkey. After the initial survey design phase we consulted a survey expert and statistician to refine the instrument before obtaining ethics and piloting the survey. Recru..

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