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Integrated community-directed intervention for schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths in western Kenya – a pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, August 2012
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Title
Integrated community-directed intervention for schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths in western Kenya – a pilot study
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-5-182
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Authors

Pauline NM Mwinzi, Susan P Montgomery, Chrispin O Owaga, Mariam Mwanje, Erick M Muok, John G Ayisi, Kayla F Laserson, Erick M Muchiri, W Evan Secor, Diana MS Karanja

Abstract

Schistosome and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are recognized as major global public health problems, causing severe and subtle morbidity, including significant educational and nutritional effects in children. Although effective and safe drugs are available, ensuring access to these drugs by all those at risk of schistosomiasis and STHs is still a challenge. Community-directed intervention (CDI) has been used successfully for mass distribution of drugs for other diseases such as onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. A national control programme is yet to be instituted in Kenya and evidence for cost-effective strategies for reaching most affected communities is needed. This study evaluated the effectiveness and feasibility of the CDI strategy in the control of schistosomiasis and STHs, in East Uyoma location, Rarieda district, a community of western Kenya that is highly endemic for both infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
Gambia 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 147 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 28%
Researcher 24 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 31 20%
Unknown 21 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 11%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Unspecified 7 5%
Other 29 19%
Unknown 27 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 01 January 2014.
All research outputs
#6,831,186
of 21,738,040 outputs
Outputs from Parasites & Vectors
#1,642
of 5,256 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,141
of 280,991 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Parasites & Vectors
#1
of 1 outputs
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