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Prescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, November 2013
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (59th percentile)

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Title
Prescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort study
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-316
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Authors

Rose Galvin, Grainne Cousins, Fiona Boland, Nicola Motterlini, Kathleen Bennett, Tom Fahey

Abstract

Glucosamine is commonly prescribed as a disease modulating agent in osteoarthritis. However, the evidence to date suggests that it has a limited impact on the clinical symptoms of the disease including joint pain, radiological progression, function and quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the prescribing patterns of glucosamine from 2002-2011 in an elderly Irish national population cohort using data from the Health Service Executive Primary Care Reimbursement (HSE-PCRS) General medical services (GMS) Scheme.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 5%
Unknown 21 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 27%
Unspecified 4 18%
Researcher 4 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Professor 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 32%
Unspecified 4 18%
Psychology 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 5 23%

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 21 November 2013.
All research outputs
#6,398,368
of 12,373,386 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#847
of 2,512 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#65,201
of 172,744 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#124
of 308 outputs
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