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Screening for colorectal cancer using the faecal occult blood test, Hemoccult

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2007
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
15 tweeters

Citations

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534 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
468 Mendeley
connotea
1 Connotea
Title
Screening for colorectal cancer using the faecal occult blood test, Hemoccult
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001216.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Paul Hewitson, Paul P Glasziou, Les Irwig, Bernie Towler, Eila Watson

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in the Western world. The human and financial costs of this disease have prompted considerable research efforts to evaluate the ability of screening tests to detect the cancer at an early curable stage. Tests that have been considered for population screening include variants of the faecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Reducing mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC) may be achieved by the introduction of population-based screening programmes.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 451 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 80 17%
Student > Bachelor 63 13%
Researcher 58 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 42 9%
Other 106 23%
Unknown 70 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 247 53%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 4%
Psychology 16 3%
Social Sciences 15 3%
Other 70 15%
Unknown 76 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 63. 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 17 December 2022.
All research outputs
#572,910
of 22,914,829 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,114
of 12,335 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,284
of 161,657 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2
of 63 outputs
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