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Ten steps or climbing a mountain: A study of Australian health professionals' perceptions of implementing the baby friendly health initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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4 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
twitter
8 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

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Title
Ten steps or climbing a mountain: A study of Australian health professionals' perceptions of implementing the baby friendly health initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-11-208
Pubmed ID
Authors

Virginia Schmied, Karleen Gribble, Athena Sheehan, Christine Taylor, Fiona C Dykes

Abstract

The Baby Friendly Hospital (Health) Initiative (BFHI) is a global initiative aimed at protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding and is based on the ten steps to successful breastfeeding. Worldwide, over 20,000 health facilities have attained BFHI accreditation but only 77 Australian hospitals (approximately 23%) have received accreditation. Few studies have investigated the factors that facilitate or hinder implementation of BFHI but it is acknowledged this is a major undertaking requiring strategic planning and change management throughout an institution. This paper examines the perceptions of BFHI held by midwives and nurses working in one Area Health Service in NSW, Australia.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 141 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 11%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Researcher 11 8%
Other 33 23%
Unknown 15 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 26%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 5%
Other 15 10%
Unknown 20 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. 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 01 January 2017.
All research outputs
#290,436
of 11,347,519 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#60
of 3,600 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,873
of 93,932 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#2
of 89 outputs
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