Facebook Can be Vital for Chronic Disease Management

Facebook engages more than 2 billion people, and adults over the age of 65 are increasingly more active on the site, especially when it comes to health information.

The Journal of Medical Internet Research has published an article in its January 2018 issue that looks at use of Facebook for management of chronic diseases. The authors discussed potential benefits, issues, and recommendations on Facebook group-based patient education for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and coronary heart disease (CHD).

Facebook groups can be a solution to the face-to-face burden of chronic disease rehabilitation group-based programs. On Facebook, individuals can read and post material at any time and from any location, as part of their daily routines. This can foster self-management, and support appropriate behavior if posts deliver detailed information, patient discussions, peer support, and descriptions of worthwhile behaviors, such as exercise.

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