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Table 6 Empowerment Outcomes (T1) in Control and Social Media groups in SLE subjects

From: Improvement of medication adherence in adolescents and young adults with SLE using web-based education with and without a social media intervention, a pilot study

  Control (n = 13) Social Media (n = 12) p-value*
Feeling better informed 3.92 ± 0.39 3.96 ± 0.51 0.85
Increased confidence in physician relationship 3.96 ± 0.43 4.26 ± 0.49 0.11
Improved acceptance of illness 3.15 ± 0.51 3.65 ± 0.53 0.03
Increased confidence with treatment 3. 83 ± 0.49 3.90 ± 0.46 0.72
Increased optimism and control over the future 3.81 ± 0.55 4.27 ± 0.47 0.03
Increased self esteem 3.28 ± 0.86 3.63 ± 0.81 0.30
Improved social well being 2.69 ± 0.90 3.46 ± 0.81 0.04
Empowering Outcome Total Score 24.6 ± 2.54 27.1 ± 3.1 0.04
  1. Abbreviations: SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
  2. *p-value calculated via Student t-test