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"I am nothing": experiences of loss among women suffering from severe birth injuries in Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Women's Health, November 2011
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (78th percentile)

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Title
"I am nothing": experiences of loss among women suffering from severe birth injuries in Tanzania
Published in
BMC Women's Health, November 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6874-11-49
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Authors

Lilian T Mselle, Karen Marie Moland, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Abu Mvungi, Thecla W Kohi

Abstract

Despite the increased attention on maternal mortality during recent decades, which has resulted in maternal health being defined as a Millennium Development Goal (MDG), the disability and suffering from obstetric fistula remains a neglected issue in global health. Continuous leaking of urine and the physical, emotional and social suffering associated with it, has a profound impact on women's quality of life. This study seeks to explore the physical, cultural and psychological dimensions of living with obstetric fistula, and demonstrate how these experiences shape the identities of women affected by the condition.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 113 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 30%
Researcher 16 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 33 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 37%
Social Sciences 24 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 17%
Unspecified 14 12%
Psychology 6 5%
Other 9 8%

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 14 September 2012.
All research outputs
#3,305,008
of 12,410,115 outputs
Outputs from BMC Women's Health
#286
of 689 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27,989
of 105,722 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Women's Health
#5
of 23 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 689 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 58% of its peers.
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