International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Physicians’ Attitude towards The Use of Social Media for Professional Purposes in Saudi Arabia

Table 2

Questions and responses about the type and ways of using social media ().

Questions%

Which social media do you use at least once a week?
Facebook8937.9
YouTube8435.7
Twitter8134.5
Google+4217.9
Research gate239.8
LinkedIn187.7
Instagram145.9

How many hours do you use social media per day?
Never31.3
0–16929.4
2–310745.5
4–63615.6
More than 6208.5

As a physician do you interact with patients via email or social media?
Yes7732.7
No15867.3

Which type of online media does your work place currently have for patient to access?
Website5222.1
Text message10946.4
Instagram52.1
Facebook125.1
Others4924.3

Do you ever discuss internet or social media usage with your patients?
Yes10042.5
No13557.5