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Ownership and use of mobile phones among health workers, caregivers of sick children and adult patients in Kenya: cross-sectional national survey

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2013
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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 (87th percentile)

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1 policy source
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8 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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47 Dimensions

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Title
Ownership and use of mobile phones among health workers, caregivers of sick children and adult patients in Kenya: cross-sectional national survey
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-9-20
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dejan Zurovac, Gabriel Otieno, Samuel Kigen, Agneta M Mbithi, Alex Muturi, Robert W Snow, Andrew Nyandigisi

Abstract

The rapid growth in mobile phone penetration and use of Short Message Service (SMS) has been seen as a potential solution to improve medical and public health practice in Africa. Several studies have shown effectiveness of SMS interventions to improve health workers' practices, patients' adherence to medications and availability of health facility commodities. To inform policy makers about the feasibility of facility-based SMS interventions, the coverage data on mobile phone ownership and SMS use among health workers and patients are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 142 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 27%
Researcher 28 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 31 21%
Unknown 8 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 33%
Social Sciences 22 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 11%
Computer Science 12 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 5%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 17 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 2016.
All research outputs
#1,461,451
of 12,913,557 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#264
of 671 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,089
of 149,202 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#1
of 1 outputs
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