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Using social media for support and feedback by mental health service users: thematic analysis of a twitter conversation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, February 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
34 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Using social media for support and feedback by mental health service users: thematic analysis of a twitter conversation
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0408-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew Shepherd, Caroline Sanders, Michael Doyle, Jenny Shaw

Abstract

Internet based social media websites represent a growing space for interpersonal interaction. Research has been conducted in relation to the potential role of social media in the support of individuals with physical health conditions. However, limited research exists exploring such utilisation by individuals with experience of mental health problems. It could be proposed that access to wider support networks and knowledge could be beneficial for all users, although this positive interpretation has been challenged. The present study focusses on a specific discussion as a case study to assess the role of the website www.twitter.com as a medium for interpersonal communication by individuals with experience of mental disorder and possible source of feedback to mental health service providers.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Canada 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Unknown 265 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 61 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 17%
Student > Bachelor 37 14%
Researcher 22 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 7%
Other 44 16%
Unknown 44 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 59 22%
Social Sciences 36 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 32 12%
Computer Science 22 8%
Arts and Humanities 12 4%
Other 49 18%
Unknown 64 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2021.
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#732,732
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Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
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#10,569
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