Do MRI patients tweet? Thematic analysis of patient tweets about their MRI experience

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Abstract

Background: Twitter is an online, multimedia microblogging tool used actively by millions across the world. Twitter may provide a unique insight into the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) patient experience.
Methods In-depth, qualitative content analysis of MRI patient tweets during one calendar month.
Results Overall, 464 tweets were categorized into three themes: MRI appointment, scan experience, and diagnosis.
Conclusions This study demonstrates that MRI patients do tweet about their experiences and that Twitter is a viable platform to conduct research into patient experience within the medical radiation sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-402
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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