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Adoption and Use of Social Media Among Registered Dietitians Nationwide: Implications for Health Communication

Abstract Currently, there has been limited research on evaluating the social media use and

competency level of registered dietitian/nutritionists (RD/N). With health information increasingly sought on social media, it is imperative to understand the social media competency of health professionals. The social media use, reach, and competency level of a nationwide RD/N sample was assessed utilizing an online survey. The sample (n=500) while mostly female (97%) was representative of RD/Ns compared to the nationwide statistics from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The sample included RD/Ns from forty-six states with California (n=44), New York (n=42), and Texas (n=34) having the largest proportion of respondents. The majority of RD/Ns engage in... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Thompson-Felty, Claudia (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Thornton, Leslie-Jean (Committee member) / Lee, Chong (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Communication / Health Communication / Nutrition / Registered Dietitian / Social Media
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 126 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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