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Consumers of natural health products: natural-born pharmacovigilantes?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, February 2010
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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 (93rd percentile)

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Title
Consumers of natural health products: natural-born pharmacovigilantes?
Published in
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, February 2010
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-10-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Rishma Walji, Heather Boon, Joanne Barnes, Zubin Austin, Sandy Welsh, G Ross Baker

Abstract

Natural health products (NHPs), such as herbal medicines and vitamins, are widely available over-the-counter and are often purchased by consumers without advice from a healthcare provider. This study examined how consumers respond when they believe they have experienced NHP-related adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in order to determine how to improve current safety monitoring strategies.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 65 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 63 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Researcher 7 11%
Other 6 9%
Other 15 23%
Unknown 9 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 22%
Social Sciences 7 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Other 14 22%
Unknown 13 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 20 January 2011.
All research outputs
#1,723,143
of 22,653,392 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies
#289
of 3,616 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,453
of 93,621 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies
#2
of 4 outputs
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