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What's in a message? Delivering sexual health promotion to young people in Australia via text messaging

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 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
What's in a message? Delivering sexual health promotion to young people in Australia via text messaging
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-792
Pubmed ID
Authors

Judy Gold, Megan SC Lim, Margaret E Hellard, Jane S Hocking, Louise Keogh

Abstract

Advances in communication technologies have dramatically changed how individuals access information and communicate. Recent studies have found that mobile phone text messages (SMS) can be used successfully for short-term behaviour change. However there is no published information examining the acceptability, utility and efficacy of different characteristics of health promotion SMS. This paper presents the results of evaluation focus groups among participants who received twelve sexual health related SMS as part of a study examining the impact of text messaging for sexual health promotion to on young people in Victoria, Australia.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Pakistan 2 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Costa Rica 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 477 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 111 23%
Student > Bachelor 63 13%
Researcher 52 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 10%
Student > Postgraduate 28 6%
Other 111 23%
Unknown 76 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 139 28%
Social Sciences 65 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 59 12%
Psychology 34 7%
Computer Science 16 3%
Other 87 18%
Unknown 91 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 10 November 2014.
All research outputs
#1,314,748
of 17,360,236 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,445
of 11,737 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,586
of 225,608 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 4 outputs
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