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Social media for arthritis-related comparative effectiveness and safety research and the impact of direct-to-consumer advertising

By November 2, 2021December 9th, 2021Publications

Social media, such as Facebook, blogs, and discussion boards, may be a useful resource to complement traditional data sources in understanding and treating inflammatory arthritis. In this study, Curtis et al, used the TREATO platform to search publicly-available data mentioning inflammatory arthritis. The researchers found 785,656 posts related to arthritis predominantly in the U.S. (75%) and authored by patients (87%). The most common sources of social media posting were from Facebook, the Arthritis Foundation, RemedySpot, DailyStrength, and RA Warrior.

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