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Investigating the purpose of an online discussion group for health professionals: a case example from forensic occupational therapy

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2013
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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 (91st percentile)

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Title
Investigating the purpose of an online discussion group for health professionals: a case example from forensic occupational therapy
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-253
Pubmed ID
Authors

Crystal Dieleman, Edward AS Duncan

Abstract

Thousands of health-related online discussion groups are active world-wide however, very little is known about the purpose and usefulness of such groups. In 2003 an online discussion group called 'forensic occupational therapy' was established in the United Kingdom. This group was examined to gain an understanding of the purpose and use of online discussion groups for health professionals who may be practically and geographically isolated from others in similar areas of practice.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 5%
Ghana 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 69 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 15 20%
Unknown 13 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 17 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 21%
Psychology 8 11%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Computer Science 5 7%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 13 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 09 April 2014.
All research outputs
#1,323,064
of 16,129,290 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#531
of 5,586 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,165
of 158,691 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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