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Aromatherapy for dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

Mentioned by

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3 blogs
twitter
31 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
q&a
1 Q&A thread

Citations

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66 Dimensions

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215 Mendeley
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Title
Aromatherapy for dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003150.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lene Thorgrimsen Forrester, Nicola Maayan, Martin Orrell, Aimee E Spector, Louise D Buchan, Karla Soares-Weiser

Abstract

Complementary therapy has received great interest within the field of dementia treatment and the use of aromatherapy and essential oils is increasing. In a growing population where the majority of patients are treated by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs, the efficacy of treatment is short term and accompanied by negative side effects. Utilisation of complimentary therapies in dementia care settings presents as one of few options that are attractive to practitioners and families as patients often have reduced insight and ability to verbally communicate adverse reactions. Amongst the most distressing features of dementia are the behavioural and psychological symptoms. Addressing this facet has received particular interest in aromatherapy trials, with a shift in focus from reducing cognitive dysfunction to the reduction of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 211 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 39 18%
Student > Bachelor 35 16%
Unspecified 27 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 13%
Researcher 26 12%
Other 61 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 68 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 17%
Unspecified 35 16%
Psychology 27 13%
Social Sciences 12 6%
Other 37 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. 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 May 2019.
All research outputs
#432,111
of 13,799,368 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,247
of 10,738 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,102
of 188,018 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#34
of 206 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,799,368 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,738 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 206 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 83% of its contemporaries.