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Parents' champions vs. vested interests: Who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2007
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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 (95th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (76th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
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1 X user
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11 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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Title
Parents' champions vs. vested interests: Who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2007
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-7-42
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Authors

Shona Hilton, Mark Petticrew, Kate Hunt

Abstract

Despite the Government acting quickly to reassure parents about MMR safety following the publication of the 1998 paper by Wakefield and colleagues, MMR uptake declined. One of the reasons suggested for this decline is a loss of public trust in politicians and health professionals. The purpose of this analysis was to examine parents' views on the role the media, politicians and health professionals have played in providing credible evidence about MMR safety.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
United States 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 120 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 19%
Student > Master 21 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 13%
Researcher 11 9%
Other 10 8%
Other 23 18%
Unknown 20 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 29%
Social Sciences 18 14%
Psychology 17 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 5%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 26 21%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 01 March 2023.
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#1,936,615
of 26,101,087 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,261
of 18,043 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,261
of 91,819 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#6
of 25 outputs
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