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Acupuncture for vascular dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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2 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Acupuncture for vascular dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004987.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Weina Peng, Yang Wang, Yan Zhang, Cui Mei Liang

Abstract

Dementia is a widespread condition characterized by acquired global impairment of intellect, memory and personality, but with no impairment of consciousness. There is no definitive medical or surgical treatment for vascular dementia. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method which has been used for both the prevention and treatment of diseases for over three thousand years. Preliminary searches revealed more than 105 studies of acupuncture for treating vascular dementia. Benefit was reported in up to 70-91% of the treatment group. Body acupuncture and electroacupuncture were the most commonly used techniques. A comparison of electroacupuncture and acupuncture therapy alone suggested that the former was more effective in promoting the recovery of cognitive function.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 105 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Iceland 1 <1%
Unknown 102 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 17%
Student > Bachelor 17 16%
Student > Master 15 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 22 21%
Unknown 14 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 41%
Psychology 13 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 10%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 18 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 30 April 2011.
All research outputs
#1,381,166
of 12,527,093 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,555
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,340,672
of 11,983,439 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,441
of 8,631 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,527,093 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 88th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 8,923 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 61% of its peers.
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