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|Author||Jacques E.T.; Basch C.H.; Park E.; Kollia B.; Barry E.
|Title||Long Haul COVID-19 Videos on YouTube: Implications for Health Communication|
Jacques E.T.; Basch C.H.; Park E.; Kollia B.; Barry E. Long Haul COVID-19 Videos on YouTube: Implications for Health Communication,Journal of Community Health 47 4
|Keywords||COVID-19; Health Communication; Humans; Language; Social Media; Video Recording; complication; epidemiology; human; language; medical information; social media; videorecording
|Link to article|| https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85128039210&doi=10.1007%2fs10900-022-01086-4&partnerID=40&md5=0d66f795f2ace8440916c3c61a28f499
|Abstract||The term COVID-19 “long haul” originated on social media and was later studied by the scientific community. This study describes content related to persistent COVID-19 symptoms on YouTube. The 100 most viewed English-language videos identified with the keywords “COVID-19 long haul” were assessed for video origin, engagement, and content related to COVID-19 long-haul. The findings indicate that the majority of videos were uploaded by television or internet news (56%), followed by consumers (members of the public, 32%), health professionals (only 9%), and lastly by entertainment TV (non-news programs, 3%). Videos originating from entertainment TV were significantly more likely to be “liked” than videos from other sources. The most commonly mentioned long-haul symptoms in the videos were physical (fatigue, 73%; difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, 56%; and joint or muscle pain, 49%) and cognitive (difficulty thinking or concentrating; 69%). The case of COVID-19 long haul demonstrates that social media are significant fora whereon the public identify health concerns. It is necessary for healthcare professionals to assume an active and responsible role in social media. © 2022, This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.; foreign copyright protection may apply.