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Over-the-counter medication patterns in households in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Overview of attention for article published in Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, December 2013
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#40 of 191)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (71st percentile)

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2 policy sources
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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3 Dimensions

Readers on

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25 Mendeley
Title
Over-the-counter medication patterns in households in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Published in
Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, December 2013
DOI 10.2147/rmhp.s55752
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ashraf Zaghloul, Moetaz Elsergany, Nagwa Abou El-Enein, Hamda Alsuwaidi, Mohamed Ayoub

Abstract

Self-medication and acquisition of over-the-counter (OTC) medications are emerging community health issues. Besides being a cheap alternative for treating common illnesses, the behavior entails serious ramifications, such as medication wastage, increasing pathogen resistance, and adverse drug reactions. The present study was conducted to explore the extent of OTC medications in households in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), including native UAE and expatriate families.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 25 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 4%
Portugal 1 4%
Unknown 23 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 24%
Researcher 5 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Professor 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 5 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 6 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 January 2017.
All research outputs
#3,011,693
of 15,739,776 outputs
Outputs from Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
#40
of 191 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,535
of 266,136 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
#2
of 7 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,739,776 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 80th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 191 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 266,136 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 7 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 5 of them.