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Negative attributions towards people with substance use disorders in South Africa: Variation across substances and by gender

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, August 2012
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Title
Negative attributions towards people with substance use disorders in South Africa: Variation across substances and by gender
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-244x-12-101
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Authors

Katherine Sorsdahl, Dan J Stein, Bronwyn Myers

Abstract

Little research has examined attitudes towards people who use substances in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Therefore, the present study examined the attributions made by the general South African population about people who use substances and whether these attributions differ by the type of substance being used, the gender of the person using the substance, or the characteristics of the person making the attribution.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 2%
South Africa 1 1%
Unknown 86 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 24%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Researcher 9 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Other 22 25%
Unknown 11 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 26 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 26%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 1%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 17 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 02 September 2012.
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#6,594,494
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Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
#1,610
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#56,098
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
#26
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