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The wow factor as a determinant of funding for disorders of the skin

Overview of attention for article published in Military Medical Research, June 2015
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Title
The wow factor as a determinant of funding for disorders of the skin
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Military Medical Research, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40779-015-0040-7
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Terence J. Ryan

Abstract

As people live beyond 100 years, there is an extended period of impaired quality of life for the increasing numbers of individuals with skin disorders. There is also a growing work force of fit elderly individuals who are able to provide low technology skin care and who can teach self-help if well instructed. The International Society of Dermatology's sub-committee Skin Care for All: Community Dermatology seeks to bring together those who care for skin diseases and those who manage wounds, burns, lymphoedema and neglected tropical diseases affecting the skin for the purpose of skin care. Their focus is the repair of four functions: barrier, thermoregulation, sensory perception and communication. The curriculum includes low cost self-help and the restoration of absent skin. The care expectation is one of technical proficiency integrated with kindness and altruism. The concept is attracting wide attention but needs to develop compelling and persuasive arguments ("wow factors") regarding why it should be funded. There is probably no greater wow factor than tracing the path of a severely injured patient from the battlefield through the course of immediate first aid by paramedics to the surgeon in the frontline tent who can almost guarantee survival. Seeing these disfigured persons winning trophies at the Olympic Games has garnered the admiration of millions of viewers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 19%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Postgraduate 4 10%
Other 3 7%
Other 11 26%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 52%
Psychology 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 6 14%

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