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Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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news
5 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
45 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2008
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004333.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Bette C Liu, Rebecca Ivers, Robyn Norton, Soufiane Boufous, Stephanie Blows, Sing Kai Lo

Abstract

Motorcycle crash victims form a high proportion of those killed or injured in road traffic crashes. Injuries to the head, following motorcycle crashes, are a common cause of severe morbidity and mortality. It seems intuitive that helmets should protect against head injuries but it has been argued that motorcycle helmet use decreases rider vision and increases neck injuries. This review will collate the current available evidence on helmets and their impact on mortality, and head, face and neck injuries following motorcycle crashes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Nigeria 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Kazakhstan 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 240 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 53 21%
Researcher 44 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 13%
Student > Bachelor 31 12%
Student > Postgraduate 23 9%
Other 71 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 87 34%
Engineering 39 15%
Social Sciences 34 13%
Unspecified 30 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 7%
Other 47 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 93. 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 21 February 2019.
All research outputs
#151,598
of 12,539,464 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#360
of 10,351 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,086
of 155,646 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5
of 128 outputs
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