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Health Promot Perspect. 2019;9(4): 319-322.
doi: 10.15171/hpp.2019.44
PMID: 31777713
PMCID: PMC6875558
Scopus ID: 85077644099
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Short Communication

Instagram as a social media tool about orthognathic surgery

S Kutalmış Buyuk 1* ORCID logo, Tugce Imamoglu 1*

1 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ordu University, Ordu, Turkey
*Corresponding Authors: Email: skbuyuk@gmail.com; Email: tugceeimamogluu@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: The aim of this short communication was to evaluate the quality and content of the Instagram posts about orthognathic surgery.

Methods: Two hashtags #jawsurgery and #orthognathicsurgery were searched on Instagramin this retrospective Instagram post analysis study. Selected 100 posts for each hashtag were analyzed for type, total number of likes, comments, purpose and source.

Results: Most of the posts about #jawsurgery were uploaded by patients (56.1%) who shared their personal experience. Most of the posts about #orthognathicsurgery also were uploaded by clinics (49.1%). Most of posts (39.6%) provided information about orthognathic surgery in #orthognaticsurgery. Posts generally involved by patient’s experience (49.1%), followed by patient information (28.1%), and advertisement (22.8%) in #jawsurgery.

Conclusion: Patients should be educated by orthodontists and maxillofacial surgeons about Instagram platform that it is not an adequate or accurate source of information about orthognathic surgery in its current form.


Citation: Buyuk SK, Imamoglu T. Instagram as a social media tool about orthognathic surgery. Health Promot Perspect. 2019;9(4):319-322.doi: 10.15171/hpp.2019.44.
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Submitted: 16 Jul 2019
Accepted: 22 Aug 2019
ePublished: 24 Oct 2019
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