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Tracking steps in oncology: the time is now

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Management and Research, August 2018
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Citations

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Title
Tracking steps in oncology: the time is now
Published in
Cancer Management and Research, August 2018
DOI 10.2147/cmar.s148710
Pubmed ID
Authors

Juhi M Purswani, Nitin Ohri, Colin Champ

Abstract

Accurate evaluation of patients' health status is a key component of the workup, treatment, and follow-up of cancer patients. Assessments by clinicians (eg, performance status, toxicity grade) and patients (eg, quality of life) play a critical role in current practice but have significant limitations. Technological advances now provide an opportunity to track a new class of objective measures of patient activity, such as daily step counts. Here, we describe recent efforts to incorporate this technology into the field of oncology. We conducted a structured literature search using MEDLINE electronic database to identify published observational studies of tracking steps in cancer patients and trials of exercise programs for cancer survivors incorporating pedometers until February 2016. Data indicate that physical activity information may supplant existing scales for the assessment of cancer patients' functional capacity. Objective activity monitoring is poised to revolutionize the way health care providers assess cancer patients at the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and in the survivorship setting.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Student > Master 3 9%
Lecturer 3 9%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 19%
Sports and Recreations 2 6%
Decision Sciences 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 9 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 25 August 2018.
All research outputs
#3,623,596
of 13,804,624 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Management and Research
#81
of 770 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#91,986
of 272,481 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Management and Research
#6
of 49 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,804,624 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 770 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 49 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.