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Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2008
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Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
54 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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329 Dimensions

Readers on

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346 Mendeley
Title
Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2008
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004333.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Bette C Liu, Rebecca Ivers, Robyn Norton, Soufiane Boufous, Stephanie Blows, Sing Kai Lo

Abstract

Motorcycle crash victims form a high proportion of those killed or injured in road traffic crashes. Injuries to the head, following motorcycle crashes, are a common cause of severe morbidity and mortality. It seems intuitive that helmets should protect against head injuries but it has been argued that motorcycle helmet use decreases rider vision and increases neck injuries. This review will collate the current available evidence on helmets and their impact on mortality, and head, face and neck injuries following motorcycle crashes.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Nigeria 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Kazakhstan 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 334 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 18%
Student > Bachelor 53 15%
Researcher 46 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 11%
Student > Postgraduate 28 8%
Other 65 19%
Unknown 51 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 115 33%
Engineering 55 16%
Social Sciences 28 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 8%
Psychology 17 5%
Other 44 13%
Unknown 59 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 107. 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 19 April 2021.
All research outputs
#230,196
of 17,622,231 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#471
of 11,724 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,158
of 169,881 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6
of 124 outputs
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