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Use of complementary and alternative medicine by older adults – a cross-sectional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, March 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

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Citations

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Title
Use of complementary and alternative medicine by older adults – a cross-sectional survey
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-14-38
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Authors

Katharina Schnabel, Sylvia Binting, Claudia M Witt, Michael Teut

Abstract

Very little is known about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by older adults in Germany. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of CAM and other health promoting substances (e.g., herbal teas) by older adults of at least 70 years of age.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Turkey 1 2%
Unknown 52 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 26%
Student > Postgraduate 9 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Researcher 5 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 3 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Psychology 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 4 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 14 April 2014.
All research outputs
#487,138
of 4,507,778 outputs
Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#64
of 493 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,119
of 107,079 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#6
of 37 outputs
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