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COPD: the patient perspective

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (73rd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (65th percentile)

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7 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
COPD: the patient perspective
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s85977
Pubmed ID
Authors

David Finch, Paul Jones, Henrik Watz, Emiel Wouters, Mario Cazzola

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent disease characterized by nonreversible airway obstruction. Well-characterized symptoms such as exertional dyspnea and fatigue have a negative impact on patients' quality of life (QoL) and restrict physical activity in daily life. The impact of COPD symptoms on QoL is often underestimated; for example, 36% of patients who describe their symptoms as being mild-to-moderate also admit to being too breathless to leave the house. Additionally, early morning and nighttime symptoms are a particular problem. Methods are available to allow clinicians to accurately assess COPD symptoms, including patient questionnaires. Integrated approaches to COPD management, particularly pulmonary rehabilitation, are effective strategies for addressing symptoms, improving exercise capacity and, potentially, also increasing physical activity. Inhaled bronchodilators continue to be the mainstay of drug therapy in COPD, where options can be tailored to meet patients' needs with careful selection of the inhaled medication and the device used for its delivery. Overall, an integrated approach to disease management should be considered for improving QoL and subsequent patient outcomes in COPD.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 3%
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 62 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 20%
Student > Master 10 15%
Other 8 12%
Researcher 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Other 19 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 14%
Unspecified 7 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 13 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 11 March 2016.
All research outputs
#2,833,161
of 12,045,098 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#328
of 1,428 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#75,900
of 293,000 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#24
of 69 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,045,098 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 76th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,428 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.9. This one has done well, scoring higher than 76% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 69 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its contemporaries.