↓ Skip to main content

Risk Communication and Ebola-Specific Knowledge and Behavior during 2014–2015 Outbreak, Sierra Leone

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2018
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
twitter
11 tweeters

Citations

dimensions_citation
5 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
25 Mendeley
Title
Risk Communication and Ebola-Specific Knowledge and Behavior during 2014–2015 Outbreak, Sierra Leone
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, February 2018
DOI 10.3201/eid2402.171028
Pubmed ID
Authors

Maike Winters, Mohamed F. Jalloh, Paul Sengeh, Mohammad B. Jalloh, Lansana Conteh, Rebecca Bunnell, Wenshu Li, Zangin Zeebari, Helena Nordenstedt

Abstract

We assessed the effect of information sources on Ebola-specific knowledge and behavior during the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone. We pooled data from 4 population-based knowledge, attitude, and practice surveys (August, October, and December 2014 and July 2015), with a total of 10,604 respondents. We created composite variables for exposures (information sources: electronic, print, new media, government, community) and outcomes (knowledge and misconceptions, protective and risk behavior) and tested associations by using logistic regression within multilevel modeling. Exposure to information sources was associated with higher knowledge and protective behaviors. However, apart from print media, exposure to information sources was also linked to misconceptions and risk behavior, but with weaker associations observed. Knowledge and protective behavior were associated with the outbreak level, most strongly after the peak, whereas risk behavior was seen at all levels of the outbreak. In future outbreaks, close attention should be paid to dissemination of information.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 11 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 25 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 28%
Student > Master 5 20%
Unspecified 4 16%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 24%
Unspecified 5 20%
Social Sciences 5 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Other 3 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 13 January 2019.
All research outputs
#939,439
of 13,333,054 outputs
Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#1,013
of 6,649 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,676
of 384,380 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#34
of 148 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,333,054 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 6,649 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 84% 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 384,380 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 148 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its contemporaries.