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Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2003
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#31 of 1,570)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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1 news outlet
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2 blogs
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3 tweeters

Citations

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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2003
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-1-8
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Authors

Linda E Carlson, Barry D Bultz

Abstract

The burden of cancer in the worldwide context continues to grow, with an increasing number of new cases and deaths each year. A significant proportion of cancer patients at all stages of the disease trajectory will suffer social, emotional and psychological distress as a result of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Psychosocial interventions have proven efficacious for helping patients and families confront the many issues that arise during this difficult time. This paper reviews the literature detailing the extent of distress in patients, the staffing needed to treat such levels of distress, and the efficacy of psychosocial treatments for cancer patients. This is followed by a summary of the literature on medical cost offset in mental health, other medical populations, and in cancer patients, which supports the notion that psychosocial interventions are not only effective, but also economical. Conclusions support taking a whole-person approach, as advocated by a growing number of health care professionals, which would not only help to treat the emotional and social aspects of living with cancer, but also provide considerable long-term cost savings to overburdened health-care systems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Spain 2 2%
Canada 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 109 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 18 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 14%
Student > Master 16 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Researcher 11 9%
Other 32 27%
Unknown 13 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 46 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 5%
Social Sciences 4 3%
Other 12 10%
Unknown 17 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. 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 28 October 2019.
All research outputs
#782,587
of 14,723,957 outputs
Outputs from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#31
of 1,570 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,286
of 183,424 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#1
of 2 outputs
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