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Parents' champions vs. vested interests: Who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2007
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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 (89th percentile)

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10 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Parents' champions vs. vested interests: Who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2007
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-7-42
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shona Hilton, Mark Petticrew, Kate Hunt

Abstract

Despite the Government acting quickly to reassure parents about MMR safety following the publication of the 1998 paper by Wakefield and colleagues, MMR uptake declined. One of the reasons suggested for this decline is a loss of public trust in politicians and health professionals. The purpose of this analysis was to examine parents' views on the role the media, politicians and health professionals have played in providing credible evidence about MMR safety.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
United States 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 106 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 21%
Student > Master 21 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 14%
Other 9 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 22 20%
Unknown 13 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 32%
Psychology 18 16%
Social Sciences 18 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 18 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 22 June 2021.
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#2,055,568
of 21,397,370 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,350
of 13,890 outputs
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#17,284
of 172,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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