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O paciente informado e os saberes médicos: um estudo de etnografia virtual em comunidades de doentes no Facebook

Overview of attention for article published in História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos, December 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 (83rd percentile)

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1 blog
twitter
4 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

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Title
O paciente informado e os saberes médicos: um estudo de etnografia virtual em comunidades de doentes no Facebook
Published in
História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos, December 2015
DOI 10.1590/s0104-59702015000500007
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Authors

André Pereira Neto, Letícia Barbosa, Adriano da Silva, Monica Lucia Gomes Dantas

Abstract

Today's world has brought the emergence of the "informed patient:" someone who becomes well-informed about his or her medical condition through extensive research and information-sharing on the Internet. The article explores the following question: Do informed patients foster citizen empowerment or do they expand the command of existing biomedical knowledge? Using virtual ethnography, an exploratory study was conducted on three online Facebook groups of people with diabetes, hepatitis C, and Aids. Findings suggest points of tension between Facebook members and their healthcare providers. It may be that the empowerment fostered by the Internet and the validity of current medical knowledge are not mutually exclusive.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 26%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Professor 2 4%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 12 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 7%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 13 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 13 November 2020.
All research outputs
#2,989,667
of 19,391,192 outputs
Outputs from História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
#139
of 1,121 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#57,867
of 359,184 outputs
Outputs of similar age from História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos
#13
of 16 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,391,192 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 84th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,121 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its peers.
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