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Association of Health Literacy with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adult Primary Care Patients

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 2011
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16 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Association of Health Literacy with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adult Primary Care Patients
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-11-138
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sujeev S Bains, Leonard E Egede

Abstract

In the United States, it is estimated that 40% of adults utilize complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Recently, national surveys report that over 90 million adults have inadequate health literacy. To date, no study has assessed health literacy and its effect on CAM use. The primary objective of this study was to assess the relationship between health literacy and CAM use independent of educational attainment. Second objective was to evaluate the differential effect of health literacy on CAM use by race.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 3%
Switzerland 1 1%
Unknown 67 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 19%
Researcher 11 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 16%
Student > Bachelor 11 16%
Unspecified 5 7%
Other 19 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Unspecified 9 13%
Social Sciences 6 9%
Psychology 4 6%
Other 9 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 24 April 2012.
All research outputs
#1,054,584
of 12,373,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#249
of 2,511 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,518
of 221,809 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#28
of 192 outputs
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