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"If you don't believe it, it won't help you": use of bush medicine in treating cancer among Aboriginal people in Western Australia

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, June 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#40 of 608)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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1 policy source
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6 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
"If you don't believe it, it won't help you": use of bush medicine in treating cancer among Aboriginal people in Western Australia
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, June 2010
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-6-18
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shahid S, Bleam R, Bessarab D, Thompson SC, Shaouli Shahid, Ryan Bleam, Dawn Bessarab, Sandra C Thompson

Abstract

Little is known about the use of bush medicine and traditional healing among Aboriginal Australians for their treatment of cancer and the meanings attached to it. A qualitative study that explored Aboriginal Australians' perspectives and experiences of cancer and cancer services in Western Australia provided an opportunity to analyse the contemporary meanings attached and use of bush medicine by Aboriginal people with cancer in Western Australia

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ghana 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 63 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 33%
Student > Master 13 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Researcher 5 8%
Other 5 8%
Other 12 18%
Unknown 2 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 21%
Social Sciences 12 18%
Psychology 6 9%
Arts and Humanities 3 5%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 3 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 07 August 2019.
All research outputs
#1,338,035
of 14,224,436 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#40
of 608 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,285,046
of 13,458,381 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#40
of 607 outputs
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