Table 2

The opinions of residents and fellows regarding the use of Facebook by doctors

OpinionStrongly disagree (n (%))Disagree (n (%))Agree (n (%))Strongly agree (n (%))
Doctors should not register on Facebook60 (33)111 (60)11 (6)2 (1)
Doctors should limit their profile access to Facebook friends only10 (5)22 (12)89 (48)63 (34)
Doctor–patient relationship changes if a patient discovers his doctor is registered on Facebook10 (6)85 (46)73 (40)15 (8)
Doctor–patient relationship changes only if the patient has access to the doctor's profile4 (2)40 (22)114 (62)25 (14)
Access to personal information solely has an influence on the doctor–patient relationship6 (3)79 (44)86 (48)9 (5)
Access to personal photos solely has an influence on doctor–patient relationship13 (7)87 (48)68 (38)13 (7)
  • Note that the number of missing answers for each item varies from 18 to 22.