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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: improving care with a multidisciplinary approach

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)
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Title
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: improving care with a multidisciplinary approach
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2017
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s134992
Pubmed ID
Authors

Hogden, Anne, Foley, Geraldine, Henderson, Robert, James, Natalie, Aoun, Samar

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, leading to death within an average of 2-3 years. A cure is yet to be found, and a single disease-modifying treatment has had a modest effect in slowing disease progression. Specialized multidisciplinary ALS care has been shown to extend survival and improve patients' quality of life, by providing coordinated interprofessional care that seeks to address the complex needs of this patient group. This review examines the nature of specialized multidisciplinary care in ALS and draws on a broad range of evidence that has shaped current practice. The authors explain how multidisciplinary ALS care is delivered. The existing models of care, the role of palliative care within multidisciplinary ALS care, and the costs of formal and informal care are examined. Critical issues of ALS care are then discussed in the context of the support rendered by multidisciplinary-based care. The authors situate the patient and family as key stakeholders and decision makers in the multidisciplinary care network. Finally, the current challenges to the delivery of coordinated interprofessional care in ALS are explored, and the future of coordinated interprofessional care for people with ALS and their family caregivers is considered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 202 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 34 17%
Student > Master 31 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Researcher 13 6%
Other 11 5%
Other 39 19%
Unknown 59 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 43 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 42 21%
Neuroscience 10 5%
Unspecified 7 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 3%
Other 36 18%
Unknown 58 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 15 October 2017.
All research outputs
#2,676,352
of 22,979,862 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#88
of 829 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50,930
of 310,777 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#3
of 10 outputs
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