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Complementary and alternative medicine use among older Australian women - a qualitative analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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Title
Complementary and alternative medicine use among older Australian women - a qualitative analysis
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-12-34
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Authors

Deirdre McLaughlin, Chi-Wai Lui, Jon Adams

Abstract

The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) among older adults is an emerging health issue, however little is known about older people's experiences of using CAM and the cultural, geographical and other determinants of CAM use in this population. This study used qualitative methods to explore older women's views of CAM and reasons for their use of CAM. Participants for the project were drawn from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) 1921-1926 birth cohort. Women who responded positively to a question about CAM use in Survey 5 (2008) of the ALSWH were invited to participate in the study. A total of 13 rural and 12 urban women aged between 83 and 88 years agreed to be interviewed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 18%
Student > Master 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 9 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 33%
Social Sciences 6 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 13%
Computer Science 4 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 10 22%

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 12 February 2014.
All research outputs
#367,129
of 12,733,124 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#67
of 2,599 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,643
of 118,947 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#1
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