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posted on 2023-06-10, 05:20 authored by Francesco Brigo, Marta Ponzano, Maria P Sormani, Mariella Clerico, Gianmarco Abbadessa, Giovani Cossu, Francesca Trojsi, Fabiana Colucci, Carla Tortorella, Guiseppina Miele, Emanuele Spina, Carlo A Artusi, Luca Carmisciano, Giovanna Servillo, Marco Bozzali, Maddalena Sparaco, Letizia Leocani, Roberta Lanzillo, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Simona Bonavita, Luigi Lavorgna
Background: Digital health, including telemedicine, is increasingly recommended for the management of chronic neurological disorders, and it has changed the roles of patients and clinicians. Methods: In this cross-sectional study we aimed to investigate the digital work engagement of Italian neurologists through a survey collected between September 2020 and January 2021. Questionnaires were anonymous and collected demographic characteristics, attitudes towards digital devices and social media, and details about the clinician–patient relationship. We used logistic-regression models to identify characteristics associated with the propensity to communicate with patients using social media. Results: Among the 553 neurologists who participated to the study, smartphones and computers were widely preferred compared with tablets; wearable devices were not common, although some neurologists desired them. A total of 48% of participants reported communicating with patients using social media but only a few were in favor of social friendship with patients; WhatsApp was the social media most popular for professional (86%) and personal (98%) purposes. Propensity to communicate with social media was significantly higher among those who were older (p?


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Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease




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