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Patient drawings of their melanoma: A novel approach to understanding symptom perception and appraisal prior to health care

Overview of attention for article published in Psychology & Health, February 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 450)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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Title
Patient drawings of their melanoma: A novel approach to understanding symptom perception and appraisal prior to health care
Published in
Psychology & Health, February 2015
DOI 10.1080/08870446.2015.1016943
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Authors

S E Scott, L Birt, D Cavers, N Shah, C Campbell, F M Walter, Scott SE, Birt L, Cavers D, Shah N, Campbell C, Walter FM, S.E. Scott, L. Birt, D. Cavers, N. Shah, C. Campbell, F.M. Walter

Abstract

Objective: This pilot study investigated the use of patient drawings to explore patient experiences of symptoms of melanoma prior to healthcare use. Design: Patients (n=63) with melanoma were interviewed within 10 weeks of diagnosis. Participants were asked to draw what their melanoma had looked like when they first noticed it, and to make additional drawings to depict changes as it developed. Main outcome measure: The size and features of the drawings were compared between participants and with clinical data (thickness of the melanoma; histological diameter; clinical photographs). Results: 84% of participants were able to produce at least one drawing. This facilitated discussion of their lesion and recall of events on the pathway to diagnosis. Common features of the drawings related to the view, presence of shading, inclusion of sections, and the shape and border of the lesion. There was potential for disparity between the details in awareness resources and the perceptions of patients. The drawings resembled the clinical photographs and the size of the drawings was positively associated with the histological diameter, but did not differ according to tumour thickness. Conclusion: Asking patients to make drawings of their melanoma appears to be an acceptable, inclusive, feasible and insightful methodological tool.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 5%
Unknown 21 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 32%
Researcher 6 27%
Student > Master 3 14%
Other 1 5%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 4 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 14%
Social Sciences 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Other 3 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 20 October 2015.
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#236,507
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