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Evidence-based health information from the users’ perspective – a qualitative analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2013
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27 tweeters

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Title
Evidence-based health information from the users’ perspective – a qualitative analysis
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-405
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Authors

Irene Hirschberg, Gabriele Seidel, Daniel Strech, Hilda Bastian, Marie-Luise Dierks

Abstract

Evidence-based information is a precondition for informed decision-making and participation in health. There are several recommendations and definitions available on the generation and assessment of so called evidence-based health information for patients and consumers (EBHI). They stress the importance of objectively informing people about benefits and harms and any uncertainties in health-related procedures. There are also studies on the comprehensibility, relevance and user-friendliness of these informational materials. But to date there has been little research on the perceptions and cognitive reactions of users or lay people towards EBHI. The aim of our study is to define the spectrum of consumers' reaction patterns to written EBHI in order to gain a deeper understanding of their comprehension and assumptions, as well as their informational needs and expectations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 3%
India 1 3%
United Kingdom 1 3%
Slovenia 1 3%
Spain 1 3%
Unknown 34 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 21%
Student > Master 7 18%
Librarian 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Other 10 26%
Unknown 2 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 44%
Social Sciences 4 10%
Psychology 4 10%
Computer Science 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 5 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. 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 04 March 2015.
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#565,746
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#163
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#7,836
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