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Novel Use of Twitter to Disseminate and Evaluate Adherence with Clinical Guidelines by the European Association of Urology

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Urology, February 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#34 of 3,973)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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80 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

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Title
Novel Use of Twitter to Disseminate and Evaluate Adherence with Clinical Guidelines by the European Association of Urology
Published in
British Journal of Urology, February 2017
DOI 10.1111/bju.13802
Pubmed ID
Authors

Loeb, Stacy, Roupret, Morgan, Van Oort, Inge, N'dow, James, Van Gurp, Marc, Bloemberg, Jarka, Darraugh, Julie A., Ribal, Maria, Stacy Loeb, Morgan Roupret, Inge Van Oort, James N'dow, Marc Van Gurp, Jarka Bloemberg, Julie A. Darraugh, Maria Ribal, Gurp, Marc, Darraugh, Julie, Ribal, Maria J., Marc van Gurp, Julie Darraugh, Maria J. Ribal

Abstract

The European Association of Urology was the first scientific association to systematically convert the clinical guidelines into social media posts for dissemination through twitter. Posts were classified using the hashtag #eauguidelines and each post was <140 characters which is the limit for twitter. The goals of this project were to increase dissemination of the guidelines, and to test adherence with guidelines recommendations through a series of twitter based-polls. During the first 18 months of this project (January 2015 - June 2016), there were 8,709 posts about the guidelines, with a total reach of 9,117,746 impressions. During the past 6 months, a total of 16 polls have been conducted asking whether participants practice in accordance with a specific guideline recommendation. These polls have had an average of 126 participants and average reach of 3013 impressions. Adherence with the guideline recommendations has ranged from 13 to 92% across polls. Herein, we demonstrate a proof-of-principal study on the use of twitter© as a platform for the dissemination and real-time evaluation of clinical guidelines. These strategies should be considered by other professional societies to increase the reach and obtain rapid feedback on guidelines recommendations. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 20%
Unknown 4 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 20%
Other 1 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 20%
Unspecified 1 20%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 60%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 20%
Unspecified 1 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. 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 15 March 2018.
All research outputs
#219,181
of 12,165,718 outputs
Outputs from British Journal of Urology
#34
of 3,973 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,429
of 327,658 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Journal of Urology
#3
of 55 outputs
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