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How Fear Appeal Approaches in COVID-19 Health Communication May Be Harming the Global Community

Overview of attention for article published in Health Education & Behavior, June 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 1,190)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
22 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
65 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

dimensions_citation
7 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
100 Mendeley
Title
How Fear Appeal Approaches in COVID-19 Health Communication May Be Harming the Global Community
Published in
Health Education & Behavior, June 2020
DOI 10.1177/1090198120935073
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jeni A. Stolow, Lina M. Moses, Alyssa M. Lederer, Rebecca Carter

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 100 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 19%
Student > Bachelor 12 12%
Other 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 7%
Other 20 20%
Unknown 26 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 15 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 14%
Psychology 9 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Other 22 22%
Unknown 31 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 229. 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 February 2021.
All research outputs
#85,466
of 17,136,794 outputs
Outputs from Health Education & Behavior
#9
of 1,190 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,842
of 292,872 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Education & Behavior
#1
of 17 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,190 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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