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Risk of mental health and nutritional problems for left-behind children of international labor migrants

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, March 2015
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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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Title
Risk of mental health and nutritional problems for left-behind children of international labor migrants
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0412-2
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Authors

Kolitha Wickramage, Chesmal Siriwardhana, Puwalani Vidanapathirana, Sulochana Weerawarna, Buddhini Jayasekara, Gayani Pannala, Anushka Adikari, Kaushalya Jayaweera, Sharika Peiris, Sisira Siribaddana, Athula Sumathipala

Abstract

One-in-ten Sri Lankans are employed abroad as International Labor Migrants (ILM), mainly as domestic maids or low-skilled laborers. Little is known about the impact their migration has on the health status of the children they 'leave behind'. This national study explored associations between the health status of 'left-behind' children of ILM's with those from comparative non-migrant families.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 149 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 39 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 16%
Researcher 16 11%
Student > Bachelor 16 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 9%
Other 28 19%
Unknown 14 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 35 23%
Psychology 29 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 9 6%
Other 18 12%
Unknown 20 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 03 November 2017.
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#1,334,005
of 17,360,236 outputs
Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
#458
of 3,751 outputs
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#21,019
of 222,492 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
#1
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