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Using twitter in health professional education: a case study.

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Allied Health, January 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 128)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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22 tweeters

Citations

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15 Dimensions

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53 Mendeley
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Title
Using twitter in health professional education: a case study.
Published in
Journal of Allied Health, January 2015
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kendra Gagnon, Gagnon K

Abstract

The vast majority of health care students, providers, and organizations utilize social media to access and share information. However, there is little research exploring integration of social media into health professional education. This case study describes how the social media site Twitter was used in a first-year physical therapy professionalism course to teach, support, and model professional online communication.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 53 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 49 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 15%
Librarian 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 16 30%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 21%
Psychology 7 13%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Computer Science 3 6%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 5 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 11 April 2018.
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#1,388,441
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Outputs from Journal of Allied Health
#2
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#22,865
of 219,378 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Allied Health
#1
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