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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: improving care with a multidisciplinary approach

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#24 of 298)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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1 tweeter
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2 Google+ users

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Title
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: improving care with a multidisciplinary approach
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2017
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s134992
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Authors

Hogden, Anne, Foley, Geraldine, Henderson, Robert, James, Natalie, Aoun, Samar, Anne Hogden, Geraldine Foley, Robert D Henderson, Natalie James, Samar M Aoun

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, leading to death within an average of 2-3 years. A cure is yet to be found, and a single disease-modifying treatment has had a modest effect in slowing disease progression. Specialized multidisciplinary ALS care has been shown to extend survival and improve patients' quality of life, by providing coordinated interprofessional care that seeks to address the complex needs of this patient group. This review examines the nature of specialized multidisciplinary care in ALS and draws on a broad range of evidence that has shaped current practice. The authors explain how multidisciplinary ALS care is delivered. The existing models of care, the role of palliative care within multidisciplinary ALS care, and the costs of formal and informal care are examined. Critical issues of ALS care are then discussed in the context of the support rendered by multidisciplinary-based care. The authors situate the patient and family as key stakeholders and decision makers in the multidisciplinary care network. Finally, the current challenges to the delivery of coordinated interprofessional care in ALS are explored, and the future of coordinated interprofessional care for people with ALS and their family caregivers is considered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 58 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 24%
Unspecified 12 20%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Other 7 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 13 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 32%
Unspecified 16 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 15%
Engineering 2 3%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 11 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 15 October 2017.
All research outputs
#1,204,506
of 12,606,111 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#24
of 298 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#41,015
of 266,235 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#1
of 9 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,606,111 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 90th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 298 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its peers.
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