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Supported by science?: What Canadian naturopaths advertise to the public

Overview of attention for article published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, September 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 623)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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12 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
twitter
258 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor
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1 video uploader

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Title
Supported by science?: What Canadian naturopaths advertise to the public
Published in
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, September 2011
DOI 10.1186/1710-1492-7-14
Pubmed ID
Authors

Timothy Caulfield, Christen Rachul

Abstract

The increasing popularity of complementary and alternative medicines in Canada has led to regulatory reforms in Ontario and British Columbia. Yet the evidence for efficacy of these therapies is still a source of debate. Those who are supportive of naturopathic medicine often support the field by claiming that the naturopathic treatments are supported by science and scientific research.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 27%
Student > Master 11 24%
Other 4 9%
Researcher 3 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 22%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 4 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 327. 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 04 September 2020.
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#48,068
of 15,917,403 outputs
Outputs from Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
#4
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#218
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Outputs of similar age from Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
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