Disseminating research information through Facebook and Twitter (DRIFT): presenting an evidence-based framework

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Ryan and Sfar-Gandoura (2018) critically analysed the use of social media to engage parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with the findings of clinical research.


The authors observed information shared, as well as conducting qualitative content analysis to evaluate the levels of engagement and interaction with different types of research information across a sample of 1,100 people from 41 nations. The findings purport that digital platforms, and social media can provide communication platforms to promote evidence bases.