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2021 Jan

J Hand Surg Glob Online



“Pill Pushers and CBD Oil”-A Thematic Analysis of Social Media Interactions About Pain After Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury.


Smolev ET, Rolf L, Zhu E, Buday SK, Brody M, Brogan DM, Dy CJ
J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2021 Jan; 3(1):36-40.
PMID: 33537664.


Brachial plexus injury (BPI) patients use on-line groups for peer support, often seeking information from Facebook groups devoted to BPI. We hypothesized that a qualitative thematic analysis of posts from BPI Facebook groups would demonstrate the areas in which patients were seeking information regarding treatment of BPI and reveal potential sources of misinformation that patients may encounter.