Use of Social Web and Perceptions of Professional Behaviours Regarding Social Web Postings among Physiotherapy Students
Keywords:Social media policy, Digital professionalism, privacy concern, Health care providers,
BACKGROUND: Social media websites which facilitate exchange of user-generated content has enormous
potential in health care which allows Physiotherapists to post educational information for patients also
to share ideas as it acts as a great source of information for research and learning. OBJECTIVE: To
survey students enrolled in professional physical therapy programs regarding their use of social web and
perceptions of professional behaviors regarding social web postings. MATERIALS AND METHODS:
A non-experimental observational type of study has been done with 100 Physiotherapy students of three
different years and were selected according to the selection criteria. The survey instrument was provided to
participate in the study addressing students use of social web. RESULTS AND CONCLUSONS Students
are unaware about the social media policy and its importance. Students should learn about the privacy
concern and professional boundaries. There is a need for social media policies and education regarding the
proper use of social media
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