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Patients’ use of the internet for medical information

Overview of attention for article published in JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine, March 2002
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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 (94th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (68th percentile)

Mentioned by

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3 policy sources
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9 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Readers on

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389 Mendeley
Title
Patients’ use of the internet for medical information
Published in
JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine, March 2002
DOI 10.1046/j.1525-1497.2002.10603.x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joseph A. Diaz, Rebecca A. Griffith, James J. Ng, Steven E. Reinert, Peter D. Friedmann, Anne W. Moulton

Abstract

To determine the percentage of patients enrolled in a primary care practice who use the Internet for health information, to describe the types of information sought, to evaluate patients' perceptions of the quality of this information, and to determine if patients who use the Internet for health information discuss this with their doctors.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 3%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Australia 4 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 363 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 68 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 68 17%
Student > Bachelor 68 17%
Researcher 41 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 28 7%
Other 116 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 136 35%
Social Sciences 58 15%
Unspecified 45 12%
Computer Science 43 11%
Psychology 26 7%
Other 81 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 October 2016.
All research outputs
#757,608
of 12,348,329 outputs
Outputs from JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine
#613
of 4,308 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,453
of 127,090 outputs
Outputs of similar age from JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine
#20
of 64 outputs
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