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Awareness, use, attitude and perceived need for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) education among undergraduate pharmacy students in Sierra Leone: a descriptive cross-sectional survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, November 2014
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Title
Awareness, use, attitude and perceived need for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) education among undergraduate pharmacy students in Sierra Leone: a descriptive cross-sectional survey
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, November 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-14-438
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Authors

Peter B James, Abdulai J Bah

Abstract

The widespread use of CAM around the world requires health professionals including pharmacists to have the required knowledge to better advise their patients. This has lead to an increased need for the inclusion of CAM instruction into the mainstream undergraduate Pharmacy education. This study was designed to describe pharmacy students awareness, use, attitude and perceived need for CAM education at COMAHS-USL and at the same time, determine how these descriptive outcomes are influenced by the socio-demographic variables considered in this study.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 132 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 34 25%
Student > Master 15 11%
Researcher 13 10%
Lecturer 10 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 28 21%
Unknown 26 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 32 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 4%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 28 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 03 March 2019.
All research outputs
#3,754,206
of 14,424,902 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#749
of 2,943 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,612
of 235,266 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#89
of 370 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,424,902 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 73rd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,943 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 74% of its peers.
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