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"They all work...when you stick to them": A qualitative investigation of dieting, weight loss, and physical exercise, in obese individuals

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, November 2008
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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 (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
twitter
10 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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126 Dimensions

Readers on

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189 Mendeley
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Title
"They all work...when you stick to them": A qualitative investigation of dieting, weight loss, and physical exercise, in obese individuals
Published in
Nutrition Journal, November 2008
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-7-34
Pubmed ID
Authors

Samantha L Thomas, Jim Hyde, Asuntha Karunaratne, Rick Kausman, Paul A Komesaroff

Abstract

To explore the extent to which people living with obesity have attempted to lose weight, their attitudes towards dieting, physical exercise and weight loss solutions, why their weight loss attempts have failed, and their opinions about what would be most beneficial to them in their struggle with their weight.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 189 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Australia 2 1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 182 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 41 22%
Student > Bachelor 34 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 17%
Researcher 15 8%
Other 10 5%
Other 33 17%
Unknown 23 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 21%
Psychology 36 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 12%
Social Sciences 15 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 5%
Other 31 16%
Unknown 35 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 January 2023.
All research outputs
#1,296,408
of 22,899,952 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#357
of 1,433 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,047
of 165,935 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#2
of 4 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,899,952 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,433 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 36.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 75% of its peers.
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