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Table 3 Effects of social media use by patients for health related reasons by article

From: Social media use in healthcare: A systematic review of effects on patients and on their relationship with healthcare professionals

Effect Article no.
Patient empowerment Enhanced subjective well-being [13, 15, 2127, 30, 36, 39]
Enhanced psychological well-being [1316, 2125, 27, 28, 34, 39, 40]
Improved self-management and control [1417, 2226, 28, 30, 34, 3638]
Other types of effects Diminished subjective well-being [13, 16, 25, 26, 35, 36]
Loss of privacy [16]
Being targeted for promotion [16]
Addiction to social media [35]