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Assessing outcomes of large-scale public health interventions in the absence of baseline data using a mixture of Cox and binomial regressions

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, January 2014
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Title
Assessing outcomes of large-scale public health interventions in the absence of baseline data using a mixture of Cox and binomial regressions
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-14-2
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Thierry Duchesne, Belkacem Abdous, Catherine M Lowndes, Michel Alary

Abstract

Large-scale public health interventions with rapid scale-up are increasingly being implemented worldwide. Such implementation allows for a large target population to be reached in a short period of time. But when the time comes to investigate the effectiveness of these interventions, the rapid scale-up creates several methodological challenges, such as the lack of baseline data and the absence of control groups. One example of such an intervention is Avahan, the India HIV/AIDS initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. One question of interest is the effect of Avahan on condom use by female sex workers with their clients. By retrospectively reconstructing condom use and sex work history from survey data, it is possible to estimate how condom use rates evolve over time. However formal inference about how this rate changes at a given point in calendar time remains challenging.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Unknown 22 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 22%
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Master 4 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 6 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 17%
Materials Science 2 9%
Computer Science 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 2 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 26 January 2014.
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#3,180,123
of 11,763,181 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#424
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#52,650
of 203,382 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#14
of 32 outputs
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