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Is manipulative therapy more effective than sham manipulation in adults?: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, October 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#41 of 518)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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1 blog
policy
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twitter
24 tweeters
facebook
5 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Is manipulative therapy more effective than sham manipulation in adults?: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/2045-709x-21-34
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gwendolijne GM Scholten-Peeters, Erik Thoomes, Sophie Konings, Michelle Beijer, Karin Verkerk, Bart W Koes, Arianne P Verhagen

Abstract

Manipulative therapy is widely used in the treatment of spinal disorders. Manipulative techniques are under debate because of the possibility of adverse events. To date, the efficacy of manipulations compared to sham manipulations is unclear. The purpose of the study is: to assess the efficacy of manipulative therapy compared to sham in adults with a variety of complaints.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 2%
Australia 2 2%
France 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 125 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 24%
Student > Bachelor 16 12%
Other 13 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 7%
Researcher 8 6%
Other 26 20%
Unknown 27 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 22%
Neuroscience 3 2%
Sports and Recreations 3 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 32 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. 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 06 April 2021.
All research outputs
#895,413
of 21,112,644 outputs
Outputs from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#41
of 518 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,776
of 187,244 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#1
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