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Involving expert patients in antiretroviral treatment provision in a tertiary referral hospital HIV clinic in Malawi

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, June 2012
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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 (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Involving expert patients in antiretroviral treatment provision in a tertiary referral hospital HIV clinic in Malawi
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-12-140
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Authors

Lyson Tenthani, Fabian Cataldo, Adrienne K Chan, Richard Bedell, Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Monique van Lettow

Abstract

Current antiretroviral treatment (ART) models in Africa are labour intensive and require a high number of skilled staff. In the context of constraints in human resources for health, task shifting is considered a feasible alternative for ART service delivery. In 2006, Dignitas International in partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health trained a cadre of expert patients at the HIV Clinic at a tertiary referral hospital in Zomba, Malawi. Expert patients were trained to assist with clinic tasks including measurement of vital signs, anthropometry and counseling.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Malawi 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 74 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 18%
Researcher 15 18%
Student > Master 15 18%
Student > Postgraduate 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 24 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 33%
Social Sciences 18 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 17%
Unspecified 8 10%
Psychology 3 4%
Other 12 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 03 October 2015.
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#1,293,000
of 12,372,945 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#606
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#12,425
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#5
of 48 outputs
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