Sharing Data for Public Health Research by Members of an International Online Diabetes Social Network

@inproceedings{Weitzman2011SharingDF,
  title={Sharing Data for Public Health Research by Members of an International Online Diabetes Social Network},
  author={Elissa R. Weitzman and Ben Adida and Skyler Kelemen and Kenneth D. Mandl},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Surveillance and response to diabetes may be accelerated through engaging online diabetes social networks (SNs) in consented research. We tested the willingness of an online diabetes community to share data for public health research by providing members with a privacy-preserving social networking software application for rapid temporal-geographic surveillance of glycemic control. METHODS AND FINDINGS SN-mediated collection of cross-sectional, member-reported data from an… CONTINUE READING
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