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Acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2011
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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 (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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1 policy source
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15 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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3 Wikipedia pages
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1 Google+ user

Citations

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Readers on

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341 Mendeley
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3 CiteULike
Title
Acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007849.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Daniel KL Cheuk, Virginia Wong, Wen Xiong Chen

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication and lack of flexibility of thought and behavior. Acupuncture, which involves the use of needles or pressure to specific points on the body, is used widely in Traditional Chinese Medicine and increasingly within a western medical paradigm. It has sometimes been used as a treatment aimed at improving ASD symptoms and outcomes, but its clinical effectiveness and safety has not been rigorously reviewed.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 337 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 65 19%
Student > Master 54 16%
Researcher 40 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 11%
Student > Postgraduate 21 6%
Other 66 19%
Unknown 58 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 115 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 53 16%
Psychology 40 12%
Social Sciences 14 4%
Neuroscience 10 3%
Other 39 11%
Unknown 70 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. 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 14 August 2020.
All research outputs
#1,279,393
of 18,209,172 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,226
of 11,807 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,814
of 106,178 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8
of 49 outputs
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