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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain management in labour

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
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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 (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

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Title
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain management in labour
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007214.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Therese Dowswell, Carol Bedwell, Tina Lavender, James P Neilson

Abstract

Transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) has been proposed as a means of reducing pain in labour. The TENS unit emits low-voltage electrical impulses which vary in frequency and intensity. During labour, TENS electrodes are generally placed on the lower back, although TENS may be used to stimulate acupuncture points or other parts of the body. The physiological mechanisms whereby TENS relieves pain are uncertain. The TENS unit is frequently operated by women, which may increase sense of control in labour.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 196 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 41 20%
Student > Master 34 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 9%
Researcher 18 9%
Student > Postgraduate 15 7%
Other 46 23%
Unknown 31 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 80 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 40 20%
Social Sciences 9 4%
Psychology 7 3%
Sports and Recreations 5 2%
Other 25 12%
Unknown 38 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 08 July 2019.
All research outputs
#1,047,632
of 14,537,018 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,053
of 10,988 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,391
of 147,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#18
of 103 outputs
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