Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
More Than Friends: Professional Use of an OT Facebook Group
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lake Mary, FL, USA
Article Information
Occupational Therapy Practice Framework / Professional Issues / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
More Than Friends: Professional Use of an OT Facebook Group
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505081. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1020
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505081. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1020
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

The purpose of this study is to explore the usage patterns within a group of OTs on Facebook. Social media is widely used to collaborate, share practical knowledge and resources, and provide social support. There is an absence of research examining how OTs participate in social media and the kinds of information exchanged. Posts were analyzed to determine the types of knowledge shared, themes of communication, and OTPF-3 correspondence. Facebook groups are useful professional practice tools.

Primary Author and Speaker: Cheryl Sheffield