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To tweet or not to tweet about schizophrenia systematic reviews (TweetSz): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Jayaram, Mahesh; Bodart, Angelique Y.M.; Sampson, Stephanie; Zhao, Sai; Montgomery, Alan A.; Adams, Clive E.

Authors

Mahesh Jayaram

Angelique Y.M. Bodart

Stephanie Sampson

Sai Zhao

Alan A. Montgomery

Clive E. Adams



Abstract

Introduction: The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group (CSzG) has produced and maintained systematic reviews of effects of interventions for schizophrenia and related illness. Each review has a Plain Language Summary (PLS), for those without specialised knowledge, and an abstract, which are freely available from The Cochrane Library (https://summaries.cochrane.org). Increasingly, evidence is being distributed using social media such as Twitter and Weibo (in China) alongside traditional publications.
Methods and analysis: In a prospective two-arm, parallel, open randomised controlled trial with a 1:1 allocation ratio, we will allocate 170 published systematic reviews into the intervention group (tweeting arm/Weibo arm) versus the control group (non-tweeting arm). Reviews will be stratified by baseline access activity, defined as high (≥19 views per week, n=14), medium (4.3 to 18.99 views per week, n=72) or low (

Journal Article Type Article
Journal BMJ Open
Electronic ISSN 2044-6055
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Article Number e00769
APA6 Citation Jayaram, M., Bodart, A. Y., Sampson, S., Zhao, S., Montgomery, A. A., & Adams, C. E. (in press). To tweet or not to tweet about schizophrenia systematic reviews (TweetSz): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007695
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007695
Publisher URL http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/7/e007695
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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