Quality of Information about Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Facebook Pages: A Preliminary Content Review

Gabriel R. Signorelli, Matilde M. Fernandez, Francisco M.M. Guerra, Luis Fernandez, Brian Caulfield

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Abstract

In this study, we focused on posting frequency and quality of exercise and physical activity content in Facebook. We sought to (1) explore the frequency of exercise and physical activity topics posted on specialized Breast Cancer channels and (2) evaluate the quality of these information. Evaluations of informations quality were performed independently by two sports and exercise experts, with previous breast cancer physical activity experience, using the DISCERN instrument. Despite of almost one hundred Facebook pages about Breast Cancer, only six are explicitly dedicated to physical activity and exercise and those pages do not have a significant numbers of likes. It shows that there is no specialized and focused serious initiative on Facebook looking for improve Breast Cancer educational levels about exercise and motivating them to engage in a physical activity lifestyle. There are very few, and low quality posts about exercise and physical activity for breast cancer showing that less importance tan it need has been given to this topic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages753-754
Number of pages2
Volume2017-June
ISBN (Electronic)9781538617106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017
Event30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2017 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201724 Jun 2017

Other

Other30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2017
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period22/6/1724/6/17

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Keywords

  • Breast Cancer
  • Exercise
  • Physical Activity
  • Social Media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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Signorelli, G. R., Fernandez, M. M., Guerra, F. M. M., Fernandez, L., & Caulfield, B. (2017). Quality of Information about Physical Activity in Breast Cancer Facebook Pages: A Preliminary Content Review. In Proceedings - 2017 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2017 (Vol. 2017-June, pp. 753-754). [8104293] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2017.159