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How might we increase physical activity through dog walking?: A comprehensive review of dog walking correlates

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#42 of 1,868)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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13 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
90 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages

Citations

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109 Dimensions

Readers on

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225 Mendeley
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Title
How might we increase physical activity through dog walking?: A comprehensive review of dog walking correlates
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-11-83
Pubmed ID
Authors

Carri Westgarth, Robert M Christley, Hayley E Christian

Abstract

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are major threats to population health. A considerable proportion of people own dogs, and there is good evidence that dog ownership is associated with higher levels of physical activity. However not all owners walk their dogs regularly. This paper comprehensively reviews the evidence for correlates of dog walking so that effective interventions may be designed to increase the physical activity of dog owners.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Unknown 222 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 22%
Student > Bachelor 31 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 12%
Researcher 22 10%
Student > Postgraduate 14 6%
Other 47 21%
Unknown 36 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 30 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 11%
Social Sciences 22 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 21 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 9%
Other 65 29%
Unknown 41 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 183. 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 24 July 2020.
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#165,764
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Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#42
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#1,492
of 214,787 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1
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