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Prostate cancer and social media

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Reviews Urology, April 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 1,582)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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58 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Prostate cancer and social media
Published in
Nature Reviews Urology, April 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41585-018-0006-0
Pubmed ID
Authors

Stacy Loeb, Matthew S. Katz, Aisha Langford, Nataliya Byrne, Shannon Ciprut

Abstract

The use of social media is increasing globally and is employed in a variety of ways in the prostate cancer community. In addition to their use in research, advocacy, and awareness campaigns, social media offer vast opportunities for education and networking for patients with prostate cancer and health-care professionals, and many educational resources and support networks are available to patients with prostate cancer and their caregivers. Despite the considerable potential for social media to be employed in the field of prostate cancer, concerns remain - particularly regarding the maintenance of patient confidentiality, variable information quality, and possible financial conflicts of interest. A number of professional societies have, therefore, issued guidance regarding social media use in medicine. Social media are used extensively in other cancer communities, particularly among patients with breast cancer, and both the quantity and type of information available are expected to grow in the future.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 30%
Researcher 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 10%
Other 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 30%
Unspecified 2 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Social Sciences 1 10%
Other 2 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. 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 13 September 2018.
All research outputs
#361,927
of 12,272,318 outputs
Outputs from Nature Reviews Urology
#17
of 1,582 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,306
of 269,505 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Reviews Urology
#1
of 48 outputs
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