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Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, August 2014
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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 (90th percentile)

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3 Facebook pages
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Title
Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression
Published in
BMC Neurology, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12883-014-0165-4
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Authors

Janina M Burschka, Philipp M Keune, Ulrich Hofstadt-van Oy, Patrick Oschmann, Peter Kuhn

Abstract

Patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience a wide array of symptoms, including balance problems, mobility impairment, fatigue and depression. Physical exercise has recently been acknowledged as a treatment option complementary to medication. However, information regarding putative effects of structured exercise programs on neurological symptoms is sparse. Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art incorporating physical exercise and mindfulness training, has been shown to yield health benefits in various neurological groups. It seems particularly suitable for patients with motoric deficits as it challenges coordination and balance. The purpose of the current study was to explore the therapeutic value of structured Tai Chi training for coordination, balance, fatigue and depression in mildly disabled MS patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 274 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 18%
Student > Master 40 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 32 11%
Researcher 29 10%
Other 49 17%
Unknown 43 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 76 27%
Psychology 63 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 10%
Sports and Recreations 23 8%
Neuroscience 12 4%
Other 30 11%
Unknown 50 18%

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 06 February 2020.
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#1,295,372
of 15,582,745 outputs
Outputs from BMC Neurology
#117
of 1,764 outputs
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#18,654
of 201,754 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Neurology
#1
of 2 outputs
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