OSU study on tweeting and dementia published April 14th, 2017
Hello Ecampus HDFS community!
Our very own Dr. Karen Hooker, Professor and Head, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences (which houses the HDFS major) was part of a team of OSU researchers that had a really interesting study about stigma, dementia and tweeting published in Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences! The researchers analyzed 33,000 tweets in their study and found that 51% of them included stigmatizing comments regarding dementia. Here’s where you can read a brief interview with Dr Hooker in which she summarizes the study: http://www.mcknightsseniorliving.com/news/51-of-tweets-about-dementia-contain-stigma-study/article/650463/ .
I know many of you have expressed an interest in working with populations affected by dementia, so you might find the article especially helpful.
Congratulations to Dr. Hooker and the other OSU researchers on the team (Nels Oscar, Pamela A. Fox, Racheal Croucher, Riana Wernick and Jessica Keune)!