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Patients’ preconceptions of acupuncture: a qualitative study exploring the decisions patients make when seeking acupuncture

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, May 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
Patients’ preconceptions of acupuncture: a qualitative study exploring the decisions patients make when seeking acupuncture
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-102
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Authors

Felicity L Bishop, George T Lewith

Abstract

Like any other form of healthcare, acupuncture takes place in a particular context which can enhance or diminish treatment outcomes (i.e. can produce contextual effects). Patients' expectations of acupuncture might be an important component of contextual effects, but we know relatively little about the origins and nature of patients' expectations or wider preconceptions about acupuncture. Our aim was to identify the processes the underpin patients' decisions to try acupuncture and thus begin to tease out the origins and nature of patients' preconceptions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ireland 1 2%
Norway 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 51 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 33%
Student > Bachelor 12 22%
Student > Postgraduate 6 11%
Unspecified 4 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 10 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 56%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 19%
Unspecified 4 7%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 5 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 30 September 2014.
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#786,076
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Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#168
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#10,553
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