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Table 6 PI anonymous questionnaire results

From: Social media use to improve communication on children and adolescent’s health: the role of the Italian Paediatric Society influencers

Gender Number of answers
 Male n (%) 9 (45)
 Female n (%) 11 (55)
Age
 Mean (range) 36.8 (29–48)
 SD 5.88
Geographic origin
 North, n(%) 5 (25)
 Centre, n (%) 10 (50)
 South, n (%) 5 (25)
Social Media Contacts (range) 500–4400
PI employment
 Medical Doctor, n(%) 13 (65)
 Researcher, n (%) 2 (10)
 Resident, n (%) 5 (25)
Social Media Used
 Facebook 11 (55)
 Instagram 5 (25)
 LinkedIn 3 (15)
 Twitter 2 (10)
Social media usage for scientific communication (1 to 10 score)
  ≤ 6 points, n(%) 0 (0)
 7 points, n(%) 2 (10)
 8 points, n(%) 10 (50)
 9 points, n (%) 5 (25)
 10 points, n (%) 3 (15)
Social media usage to communicate with patients (1 to 10 score)
  ≤ 5 points, n(%) 0 (0)
 6 points, n (%) 2 (10)
 7 points, n (%) 3 (15)
 8 points, n (%) 10 (50)
 9 points, n(%) 3 (15)
 10 points, n(%) 2 (10)
PIs feeling about the project: positive or negative
 Positive, n (%) 18 (90)
 Negative, n(%) 2 (10)
PIs accordance with the Italian Paediatric Society contents (1 to 10 score)
  ≤ 8 0 (0)
 9 points, n(%) 2 (10)
 10 points, n(%) 18 (90)