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Elder self-neglect: research and practice

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, June 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#48 of 1,298)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

Mentioned by

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3 news outlets
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4 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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45 Mendeley
Title
Elder self-neglect: research and practice
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, June 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s103359
Pubmed ID
Authors

Xin-Qi Dong

Abstract

Elder self-neglect is a global public health and human rights issue that threatens older people's health and safety. It commonly refers to refusal or failure to provide oneself with care and protection in areas of food, water, clothing, hygiene, medication, living environments, and safety precautions. While prevalent, the status of self-neglecting individuals remains largely unclear, in particular within community-dwelling populations. By reviewing the epidemiology of elder self-neglect (definition, prevalence, risk factors, and consequences) to date, the present paper identifies key research gaps such as methodological inconsistency in case identification and measurement, and study designs that are inadequate to determine risk factors of self-neglect. More importantly, in light of the rapidly growing older population, relevant stakeholders (researchers, healthcare providers, social service providers, legal professionals, community organizations, and policymakers) must be prepared for an expected increasing number of self-neglect cases and enlarging scope of the problem. Hence, in this article, I present an overview regarding the management issues of elderly self-neglect related to the detection, assessment, reporting and referral, and decision-making capacity. Based on the current literature, the paper is aimed to explore the present knowledge and challenges, and how they can pave the way for solutions to self-neglect research, practice, and policy.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 10 22%
Student > Master 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 9 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Researcher 5 11%
Other 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 13 29%
Unspecified 12 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 20%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Psychology 2 4%
Other 4 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. 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 12 March 2018.
All research outputs
#471,936
of 12,633,553 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#48
of 1,298 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,354
of 265,888 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#4
of 32 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,633,553 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,298 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% 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 265,888 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 32 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its contemporaries.