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Randomized controlled trials of malaria intervention trials in Africa, 1948 to 2007: a descriptive analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, March 2011
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Title
Randomized controlled trials of malaria intervention trials in Africa, 1948 to 2007: a descriptive analysis
Published in
Malaria Journal, March 2011
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-10-61
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Authors

Vittoria Lutje, Annette Gerritsen, Nandi Siegfried

Abstract

Nine out of ten deaths from malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Various control measures have achieved some progress in the control of the disease, but malaria is still a major public health problem in Africa. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are universally considered the best study type to rigorously assess whether an intervention is effective. The study reported here provides a descriptive analysis of RCTs reporting interventions for the prevention and treatment of malaria conducted in Africa, with the aim of providing detailed information on their main clinical and methodological characteristics, that could be used by researchers and policy makers to help plan future research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 2%
Pakistan 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
India 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Peru 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 55 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 22%
Researcher 9 14%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 5%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 5 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 14%
Social Sciences 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 6 9%
Unknown 8 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 22 February 2012.
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#1,449,929
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#558
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#1,087,249
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#466
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