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Aromatherapy for dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
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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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
33 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages
q&a
1 Q&A thread
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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Readers on

mendeley
294 Mendeley
Title
Aromatherapy for dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003150.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lene Thorgrimsen Forrester, Nicola Maayan, Martin Orrell, Aimee E Spector, Louise D Buchan, Karla Soares-Weiser

Abstract

Complementary therapy has received great interest within the field of dementia treatment and the use of aromatherapy and essential oils is increasing. In a growing population where the majority of patients are treated by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs, the efficacy of treatment is short term and accompanied by negative side effects. Utilisation of complimentary therapies in dementia care settings presents as one of few options that are attractive to practitioners and families as patients often have reduced insight and ability to verbally communicate adverse reactions. Amongst the most distressing features of dementia are the behavioural and psychological symptoms. Addressing this facet has received particular interest in aromatherapy trials, with a shift in focus from reducing cognitive dysfunction to the reduction of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 290 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 45 15%
Researcher 41 14%
Student > Bachelor 39 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 12%
Student > Postgraduate 18 6%
Other 59 20%
Unknown 56 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 80 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 49 17%
Psychology 30 10%
Social Sciences 13 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 3%
Other 46 16%
Unknown 68 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 61. 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 05 January 2022.
All research outputs
#550,418
of 21,782,457 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,126
of 12,114 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,553
of 200,945 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#24
of 195 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,782,457 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 12,114 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 29.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 90% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 195 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its contemporaries.