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Social Media as a Tool to Look for People with Dementia Who Become Lost: Factors That Matter

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Item Summary Tsoi, Kelvin KF Zhang, Lingling Chan, Nicholas B Chan, Felix CH Hirai, Hoyee W Meng, Helen ML 2017-12-28T01:51:02Z 2017-12-28T01:51:02Z 2018-01-03
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.description.abstract This research explored how social media were used to look for people with dementia who went lost, and investigated what features of social media usage were associated with the outcomes of finding. Tweets that were disseminated to find missing people with dementia were collected and clustered by cases. Ten cases were selected as sample cases and traced for the outcomes of finding. Information of the Twitter users who tweeted and retweeted were retrieved and categorized. Descriptive analysis was applied to examine the lost cases and features of social media usage; T-test and chi-square analysis were conducted between outcomes of the lost incidents and key features of tweets and Twitter users. Results indicated that there was no significant association between the average number of tweets and retweets and the outcomes of finding, but social media users, especially the ones with a larger group of followers (audience), such as the media, should be encouraged to spread such information. However, a code of conduct is needed to ensure social media are not abused.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Social Media and Healthcare Technology
dc.subject Dementia, Lost, Twitter, Social Media
dc.title Social Media as a Tool to Look for People with Dementia Who Become Lost: Factors That Matter
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.425
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