↓ Skip to main content

Content Analysis of Social Media Related to Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Overview of attention for article published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, July 2015
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (59th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
twitter
14 X users

Citations

dimensions_citation
11 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
72 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Content Analysis of Social Media Related to Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Published in
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, July 2015
DOI 10.1161/circoutcomes.115.002032
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kristin M Kostick, Jennifer S Blumenthal-Barby, Lidija A Wilhelms, Estevan D Delgado, Courtenay R Bruce

Abstract

Social media have the potential to offer important benefits for patient education, support, and shared decision making. Despite the proliferation of social media use during the past decade, little is known about the scope and quality of available information, or the purposes that social media sites serve for patient decisional and support needs. We conducted a mixed method study, including content analysis of social media and principal components analysis analysis of data sites discussing left ventricular assist device treatment for heart failure. This study explored aspects of interactivity, user-friendliness, appeal, medium, purpose, audience, and accuracy of information. Higher levels of interactivity (eg, posting comments) seem to enhance the appeal and usability of available information but also introduce greater potential for inaccuracy and inconsistency. The current lack of oversight into the content and quality of available information constitute a challenge for the reliable use of social media as forums for information-seeking and social network-based support. We conclude that social media outlets constitute a promising source of informational and psychosocial support for patients, caregivers, and candidates, and if used in conjunction with patient-provider dialog, can contribute to informed decision making by facilitating reflection and discussion of personal concerns, values, and informational needs.

X Demographics

X Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 14 X users who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.
Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 72 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 72 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 21%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Other 5 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 19 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 15%
Social Sciences 9 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 6%
Computer Science 4 6%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 20 28%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 14 September 2016.
All research outputs
#1,834,810
of 25,914,360 outputs
Outputs from Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes
#545
of 1,761 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,367
of 276,131 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes
#9
of 22 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,914,360 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,761 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 41.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 68% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 276,131 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 22 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 59% of its contemporaries.