Social Media Use By People With Chronic Pain – A Global Online Survey (Preliminary Results)

Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre @ UniMelb

We recently ran a global online survey targeting People With Chronic Pain (PWCP) as a result of various chronic diseases who have used social media as part of self-management. The aim of the survey was to better understand use of social media for self-management and what participants perceive to be their most valuable uses. We were overwhelmed by the level of support and interest the survey generated. Firstly, we would like to particularly thank everyone that assisted with sharing the survey and making it known to their extended networks. We are very excited to examine this data and preliminary analysis contains some very rich and interesting insight into participant usage patterns of social media. Formal analysis is currently underway but we are pleased to provide the following preliminary data. Full analysis will be presented and published in future academic publications.

The survey targeted 200-250 PWCP. We received 231 responses, of…

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