Utilization of Information on Contagious Diseases through Twitter by Medical Students in Teaching Hospitals: A Case of Abia and Imo States.
Chukwu Scholastica A.J

Medical students of Abia and Imo States University teaching hospitals are believed not to be influenced by Twitter in the utilization of information on contagious diseases. To ascertain if they receive information on contagious diseases through Twitter formsthe bases for this survey. Thesurvey research methodwas adopted to studya population of 709 medical students of the two teaching hospitals under study. Structured questionnaires were used to collect information used for the analysis. Information was provided for the students to determine their level of agreement and the result shows that Twitter provides medical students with information on the pattern of the infection/ spread, information on how to avoid contracting an infection, It gives them news on the outbreak of contagious diseases and others. The paper, therefore, concludes that Twitter influences medical student‟s utilization of information on infectious diseases.

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