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Symptoms, unbearability and the nature of suffering in terminal cancer patients dying at home: a prospective primary care study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, December 2013
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (55th percentile)

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6 tweeters

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Title
Symptoms, unbearability and the nature of suffering in terminal cancer patients dying at home: a prospective primary care study
Published in
BMC Family Practice, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-14-201
Pubmed ID
Authors

Cees DM Ruijs, Ad JFM Kerkhof, Gerrit van der Wal, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

Abstract

Primary care physicians provide palliative home care. In cancer patients dying at home in the Netherlands (45% of all cancer patients) euthanasia in about one out of every seven patients indicates unbearable suffering. Symptom prevalence, relationship between intensity of symptoms and unbearable suffering, evolvement of symptoms and unbearability over time and quality of unbearable suffering were studied in end-of-life cancer patients in primary care.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 1%
Unknown 81 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 15%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 8 10%
Other 18 22%
Unknown 9 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 26%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Psychology 6 7%
Philosophy 2 2%
Other 6 7%
Unknown 12 15%

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 14 January 2014.
All research outputs
#7,064,309
of 14,054,251 outputs
Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#650
of 1,417 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#92,381
of 256,889 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#73
of 170 outputs
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