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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 (91st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (72nd percentile)

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2 policy sources
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14 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 %
Unknown 406 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 1 <1%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 <1%
Unknown 404 100%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 2 <1%
Unknown 404 100%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 18 July 2019.
All research outputs
#825,863
of 13,558,725 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,607
of 10,641 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,292
of 215,187 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#71
of 256 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,558,725 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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