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Effectiveness of a group diabetes education programme in underserved communities in South Africa: pragmatic cluster randomized control trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, December 2012
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Title
Effectiveness of a group diabetes education programme in underserved communities in South Africa: pragmatic cluster randomized control trial
Published in
BMC Family Practice, December 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-13-126
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Authors

Bob Mash, Naomi Levitt, Krisela Steyn, Merrick Zwarenstein, Stephen Rollnick

Abstract

Diabetes is an important contributor to the burden of disease in South Africa and prevalence rates as high as 33% have been recorded in Cape Town. Previous studies show that quality of care and health outcomes are poor. The development of an effective education programme should impact on self-care, lifestyle change and adherence to medication; and lead to better control of diabetes, fewer complications and better quality of life.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 1 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 33%
Researcher 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 67%
Psychology 1 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 December 2012.
All research outputs
#2,121,845
of 4,508,238 outputs
Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#446
of 769 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#126,849
of 283,149 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#25
of 45 outputs
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