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Acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2011
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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 (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

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Title
Acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007849.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Daniel KL Cheuk, Virginia Wong, Wen Xiong Chen

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication and lack of flexibility of thought and behavior. Acupuncture, which involves the use of needles or pressure to specific points on the body, is used widely in Traditional Chinese Medicine and increasingly within a western medical paradigm. It has sometimes been used as a treatment aimed at improving ASD symptoms and outcomes, but its clinical effectiveness and safety has not been rigorously reviewed.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 192 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 40 20%
Unspecified 27 14%
Student > Master 27 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 12%
Researcher 24 12%
Other 55 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 81 41%
Unspecified 33 17%
Psychology 28 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 11%
Social Sciences 10 5%
Other 23 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 07 August 2019.
All research outputs
#1,029,685
of 13,477,663 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,146
of 10,614 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,186
of 92,247 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#9
of 50 outputs
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