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Karolina Obiała

National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)


Ostatnie publikacje
1.  Obiała J., Obiała K., Mańczak M., Owoc J., Olszewski R., COVID-19 misinformation: accuracy of articles about coronavirus prevention mostly shared on social media, Health Policy and Technology, ISSN: 2211-8837, DOI: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.10.007, pp.1-5, 2020

Streszczenie:
Objective: To analyze accuracy of articles about COVID-19 prevention most frequently shared through social media platforms. Methods: Identifying, using the Buzzsumo analytic tool, 30 most frequently shared articles in April 2020 about COVID-19 prevention and classifying them according to number of shares, accuracy, topic and sharing platform. Calculations were made using descriptive statistics tools and chi-square test. Results: The top 30 articles about coronavirus prevention were shared 4904 160 times over a period of one month with 96.8% of all shares through Facebook. Most of the articles (80%) was found to be accurate, however they accounted for only 64% of shares. The inaccuracies referred mostly to handwashing. The most shared articles were about medications followed by masks and hand washing. Conclusions: Articles about coronavirus prevention are usually accurate, yet relatively less likely to be shared than inaccurate ones. Facebook remains a dominant social media platform for sharing content. Buzzsumo could be considered a tool in certain situations such as pandemic for health authorities to quickly investigate different health topics popular on social media. Lay Summary: Most of the articles about COVID-19 prevention, identified as most frequently shared through social media platform during the pandemic, was found to be accurate. However, inaccurate content was more likely to be shared than by Facebook users compared with accurate content. This suggests the need for health authorities to monitor content shared on social media in extraordinary situations such as pandemics.

Słowa kluczowe:
coronavirus, COVID-19, social media, misinformation, public health

Afiliacje autorów:
Obiała J. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Obiała K. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Mańczak M. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Owoc J. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Olszewski R. - IPPT PAN
70p.
2.  Obiała K., Obiała J., Jeziorski K., Owoc J., Mańczak M., Olszewski R., Improving colon cancer prevention in Poland. A long way off, Journal of Cancer Education, ISSN: 0885-8195, DOI: 10.1007/s13187-020-01860-9, pp.1-4, 2020

Streszczenie:
The aim of this study was to analyse knowledge on colon cancer prevention among patients of primary care and identify their sources of information. The questionnaire study was conducted among patients of 36 primary healthcare clinics in Poland between September 2018 and February 2019. Patients were interviewed separately by trained researchers. Over 39% of the primary health patients declared that their knowledge about colon cancer prevention is unsatisfactory. Information about colon cancer prevention varied according to sex, age and BMI. Men declared lower level of knowledge than women: 46% of men thought it was unsatisfactory compared with 36%of women (p = 0.003). Preventive recommendations weremore often provided to patients over 60 years old (p < 0.01). Overweight and obese patients were more likely to receive recommendations on diet (p < 0.001) and physical activity (p < 0.001) than patients with normal weight. Themost common source of information on colon cancer prevention was Internet (68%) and medical doctors (60%). There is a need for developing colon cancer prevention policy. Crucial aspect includes educational programs aimed at improving patient’s knowledge and involving medical staff. The policymakers should pay greater attention to cancer prevention policies and medical staff involved in prevention to quality of communication to make sure patients thoroughly understand information they are provided.

Słowa kluczowe:
colon cancer, prevention, primary healthcare, education, communication

Afiliacje autorów:
Obiała K. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Obiała J. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Jeziorski K. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Owoc J. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Mańczak M. - National Institute of Geriatrics Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (PL)
Olszewski R. - IPPT PAN
70p.

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