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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain management in labour

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (78th percentile)

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Citations

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Title
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain management in labour
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007214.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Therese Dowswell, Carol Bedwell, Tina Lavender, James P Neilson

Abstract

Transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) has been proposed as a means of reducing pain in labour. The TENS unit emits low-voltage electrical impulses which vary in frequency and intensity. During labour, TENS electrodes are generally placed on the lower back, although TENS may be used to stimulate acupuncture points or other parts of the body. The physiological mechanisms whereby TENS relieves pain are uncertain. The TENS unit is frequently operated by women, which may increase sense of control in labour.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 315 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 55 17%
Student > Master 46 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 11%
Researcher 22 7%
Student > Postgraduate 20 6%
Other 65 20%
Unknown 80 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 94 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 61 19%
Psychology 14 4%
Social Sciences 12 4%
Engineering 7 2%
Other 43 13%
Unknown 91 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 December 2020.
All research outputs
#1,585,528
of 20,975,194 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,718
of 12,060 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,834
of 169,522 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#22
of 96 outputs
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