Original Article

Twitter Research Synthesis for Health Promotion: A Bibliometric Analysis


Background: This study enriched our understanding by systematically reviewing knowledge management twitter health (KMTH) articles extracted from Web of Science (WoS) using cartography analysis through VOSviewer–for the last 11 years.

Methods: A total of 798 KMTH articles were found from 2009 to 2019, analyzed based on the most co-occurrence keywords of KMTH articles.

Results: Three clusters emerged through cartography analysis; Cluster 1: Twitter as health education and health promotion platform; Cluster 2: Twitter as public health promotion platform and Cluster 3: Twitter as health sentiment platform through big data and machine learning.

Conclusion: This study opened new avenues for all health care providers to utilize Twitter as a KM platform to promote health care. This is the first bibliometric analysis of KMTH publications according to our best knowledge.

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IssueVol 50 No 11 (2021) QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v50i11.7584
Twitter Bibliometric analysis Health promotion Knowledge management

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Shah SHH, Noor S, Saleem Butt A, Halepoto H. Twitter Research Synthesis for Health Promotion: A Bibliometric Analysis. Iran J Public Health. 2021;50(11):2283-2291.