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Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (71st percentile)

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20 tweeters

Citations

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Readers on

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333 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
Title
Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003751.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Philippa M Moore, Solange Rivera Mercado, Mónica Grez Artigues, Theresa A Lawrie

Abstract

This is an updated version of a review that was originally published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2004, Issue 2. People with cancer, their families and carers have a high prevalence of psychological stress which may be minimised by effective communication and support from their attending healthcare professionals (HCPs). Research suggests communication skills do not reliably improve with experience, therefore, considerable effort is dedicated to courses that may improve communication skills for HCPs involved in cancer care. A variety of communication skills training (CST) courses have been proposed and are in practice. We conducted this review to determine whether CST works and which types of CST, if any, are the most effective.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 4 1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 321 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 52 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 13%
Student > Bachelor 40 12%
Researcher 39 12%
Other 19 6%
Other 76 23%
Unknown 64 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 83 25%
Psychology 57 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 54 16%
Social Sciences 23 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 3%
Other 30 9%
Unknown 77 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 23 June 2017.
All research outputs
#919,495
of 12,527,219 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,740
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,084
of 152,778 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#34
of 118 outputs
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