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Understanding cervical cancer: an exploration of lay perceptions, beliefs and knowledge about cervical cancer among the Acholi in northern Uganda

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Women's Health, July 2014
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Title
Understanding cervical cancer: an exploration of lay perceptions, beliefs and knowledge about cervical cancer among the Acholi in northern Uganda
Published in
BMC Women's Health, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6874-14-84
Pubmed ID
Authors

Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Elialilia Sarikiaeli Okello, Juliet Kiguli, Elizeus Rutebemberwa

Abstract

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Uganda; yet community understanding of the disease is limited. We explored community perceptions, beliefs and knowledge about the local names, causes, symptoms, course, treatment, and prognosis of cervical cancer in order to inform targeted interventions to promote early help-seeking.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Ghana 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 119 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 15%
Student > Bachelor 18 15%
Researcher 14 11%
Student > Postgraduate 12 10%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 13 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 15%
Social Sciences 15 12%
Psychology 5 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Other 19 15%
Unknown 23 19%

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 11 September 2014.
All research outputs
#1,713,433
of 4,507,652 outputs
Outputs from BMC Women's Health
#120
of 331 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,991
of 109,537 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Women's Health
#13
of 22 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 4,507,652 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 61st percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 331 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.1. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 61% of its peers.
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