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2019 May

Clin J Pain



Support for My Video is Support for Me: A YouTube Scoping Review of Videos Including Adolescents With Chronic Pain.


Forgeron PA, McKenzie E, O'Reilly J, Rudnicki E, Caes L
Clin J Pain. 2019 May; 35(5):443-450.
PMID: 30908334.


Adolescents are heavy users of social media as a venue to share experience and obtain information. Adolescents with chronic pain may be no different. Given that adolescents with chronic pain report feelings of social isolation, of being different, and lack peer understanding, social media may help them obtain social support. We conducted a scoping review of YouTube to identify how adolescents with chronic pain use this platform to connect with other adolescents.