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Pharmacological interventions for those who have sexually offended or are at risk of offending

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (74th percentile)

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2 policy sources
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17 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
Pharmacological interventions for those who have sexually offended or are at risk of offending
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007989.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Omer Khan, Michael Ferriter, Nick Huband, Melanie J Powney, Jane A Dennis, Conor Duggan

Abstract

Sexual offending is a serious social problem, a public health issue, and a major challenge for social policy. Victim surveys indicate high incidence and prevalence levels and it is accepted that there is a high proportion of hidden sexual victimisation. Surveys report high levels of psychiatric morbidity in survivors of sexual offences.Biological treatments of sex offenders include antilibidinal medication, comprising hormonal drugs that have a testosterone-suppressing effect, and non-hormonal drugs that affect libido through other mechanisms. The three main classes of testosterone-suppressing drugs in current use are progestogens, antiandrogens, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues. Medications that affect libido through other means include antipsychotics and serotonergic antidepressants (SSRIs).

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 596 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 96 16%
Student > Bachelor 84 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 76 13%
Researcher 74 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 48 8%
Other 129 22%
Unknown 92 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 145 24%
Psychology 124 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 74 12%
Social Sciences 45 8%
Unspecified 22 4%
Other 78 13%
Unknown 111 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 29 March 2021.
All research outputs
#1,023,596
of 17,426,172 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,674
of 11,685 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,284
of 221,979 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#64
of 249 outputs
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