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Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic knee pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial using a Zelen design

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2012
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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 (94th percentile)

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9 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages

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Title
Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic knee pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial using a Zelen design
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-12-161
Pubmed ID
Authors

Rana S Hinman, Paul McCrory, Marie Pirotta, Ian Relf, Kay M Crossley, Prasuna Reddy, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris, Ben R Metcalf, Mary Kyriakides, Kitty Novy, Kim L Bennell

Abstract

Chronic knee pain is a common and disabling condition in people over 50 years of age, with knee joint osteoarthritis being a major cause. Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine for treating pain and dysfunction associated with musculoskeletal conditions. This pragmatic Zelen-design randomised controlled trial is investigating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of needle and laser acupuncture, administered by medical practitioners, in people with chronic knee pain.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
United States 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 183 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 21%
Student > Bachelor 23 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 11%
Researcher 17 9%
Student > Postgraduate 14 7%
Other 35 19%
Unknown 40 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 13%
Sports and Recreations 8 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Other 22 12%
Unknown 49 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 01 June 2016.
All research outputs
#1,126,558
of 17,358,590 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#191
of 2,974 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,921
of 141,170 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#1
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