Social media as an e-health communication channel: the use of (@medtweetmyhq) among students of UiTM Melaka / Wan Azfarozza Wan Athmar... [et al.]

Wan Athmar, Wan Azfarozza and Ghazali, Nur Azmina and Mohd Nasir, Muhammad Saiful Adli and Zuhaizar, Anis Athirah and Mohd Asli, Farahani (2018) Social media as an e-health communication channel: the use of (@medtweetmyhq) among students of UiTM Melaka / Wan Azfarozza Wan Athmar... [et al.]. Journal of Academia, 6 (1). pp. 129-138. ISSN 2289-6368

Abstract

Social media are now acknowledged as one of the platforms for engaging e-health that contributing to serious discussion and information regarding on medical and health issues. However, there are challenges and risks associated with social media in medical and health care which is misinformation. Misinformation can spread quickly on Twitter and each retweet is exposing to wider audiences. The aim of this paper is to identify the use of @MedTweetMYHQ among its’ users sepcifically among UiTM Melaka students. The researchers used in-depth interviews to five informants based on purposive sampling. The data was analysed using thematic analysis. Four themes emerged from the analysis which are the use of @MedTweetMYHQ to receive updated useful information on health, to share information on healthy lifestyle, to debunk health myths and as a platform for health discussions

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Wan Athmar, Wan Azfarozzawanrozza@melaka.uitm.edu.my
Ghazali, Nur AzminaUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Nasir, Muhammad Saiful AdliUNSPECIFIED
Zuhaizar, Anis AthirahUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Asli, FarahaniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and organizations > Social groups. Group dynamics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and organizations > Social groups. Group dynamics > Social networks
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and organizations > Social groups. Group dynamics > Social networks > Online social networks > Particular networks, A-Z > Twitter
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA > Melaka
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Academia
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Academia UiTM Negeri Sembilan
ISSN: 2289-6368
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 129-138
Item ID: 29902
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-health, communication, social media, twitter
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29902

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