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Screening for prostate cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (58th percentile)

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1 blog
q&a
1 Q&A thread

Citations

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40 Mendeley
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Title
Screening for prostate cancer
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004720.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ilic D, O'Connor D, Green S, Wilt T

Abstract

Any form of screening aims to reduce mortality and increase a person's quality of life. Screening for prostate cancer has generated considerable debate within the medical community, as demonstrated by the varying recommendations made by medical organizations and governed by national policies. Much of this debate is due to the limited availability of high quality research and the influence of false-positive or false-negative results generated by use of the diagnostic techniques such as the digital rectal examination (DRE) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 40 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
China 1 3%
Unknown 39 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 3%
Student > Master 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Professor 1 3%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 30 75%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Mathematics 1 3%
Unspecified 1 3%
Chemical Engineering 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 30 75%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 March 2014.
All research outputs
#1,370,577
of 12,101,174 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,919
of 7,978 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26,347
of 197,680 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#72
of 174 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,101,174 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 88th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 7,978 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.6. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 63% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 197,680 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 174 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 58% of its contemporaries.