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Which weight-loss programmes are as effective as Weight Watchers®?

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, February 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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11 news outlets
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26 tweeters

Citations

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35 Dimensions

Readers on

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113 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Which weight-loss programmes are as effective as Weight Watchers®?
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, February 2014
DOI 10.3399/bjgp14x677491
Pubmed ID
Authors

Claire D Madigan, Amanda J Daley, Amanda L Lewis, Kate Jolly, Paul Aveyard

Abstract

Three randomised controlled trials have provided strong evidence that Weight Watchers(®) is an effective weight-loss programme but there is insufficient evidence to determine whether three other weight-loss programmes are also effective.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Unknown 111 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 19%
Student > Master 20 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 15%
Researcher 14 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 16 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 13%
Psychology 10 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 8%
Social Sciences 8 7%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 20 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 108. 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 10 April 2021.
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#229,487
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Outputs from British Journal of General Practice
#86
of 3,699 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,631
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Outputs of similar age from British Journal of General Practice
#2
of 54 outputs
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