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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Black cohosh (Cimicifugaspp.) for menopausal symptoms

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Mentioned by

news
8 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
15 tweeters
facebook
5 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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119 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
284 Mendeley
Title
Black cohosh (Cimicifugaspp.) for menopausal symptoms
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007244.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Matthew J Leach, Vivienne Moore

Abstract

Menopause can be a distressing and disruptive time for many women, with many experiencing hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal atrophy and dryness. Postmenopausal women are also at increased risk of osteoporosis. Interventions that decrease the severity and frequency of these menopausal symptoms are likely to improve a woman's well-being and quality of life. Hormone therapy has been shown to be effective in controlling the symptoms of menopause; however, many potentially serious adverse effects have been associated with this treatment. Evidence from experimental studies suggests that black cohosh may be a biologically plausible alternative treatment for menopause; even so, findings from studies investigating the clinical effectiveness of black cohosh have, to date, been inconsistent.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 277 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 50 18%
Student > Master 37 13%
Researcher 28 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 24 8%
Student > Postgraduate 22 8%
Other 58 20%
Unknown 65 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 111 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 7%
Social Sciences 11 4%
Psychology 9 3%
Other 33 12%
Unknown 69 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 103. 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 24 February 2021.
All research outputs
#240,278
of 17,602,756 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#495
of 11,720 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,311
of 140,079 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3
of 85 outputs
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