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Effectiveness of bystander naloxone administration and overdose education programs: a meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Injury Epidemiology, May 2015
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Title
Effectiveness of bystander naloxone administration and overdose education programs: a meta-analysis
Published in
Injury Epidemiology, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40621-015-0041-8
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Authors

Rebecca E Giglio, Guohua Li, Charles J DiMaggio

Abstract

The objective of this review was to assess the effectiveness of bystander naloxone administration and overdose education programs by synthesizing quantitative results reported in the research literature. Studies meeting predefined criteria were identified and reviewed, and their results were synthesized through meta-analysis. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for overdose recoveries for individuals who received naloxone dispensed by non-medical community members, and the standardized mean difference was calculated for test scores of non-medical volunteers who received training in overdose management versus the scores of untrained volunteers. Pooled data from four studies showed that naloxone administration by bystanders was associated with a significantly increased odds of recovery compared with no naloxone administration (OR = 8.58, 95% CI = 3.90 to 13.25). Data from five studies of overdose education indicated that average scores were significantly higher for trained participants than untrained participants for tests on naloxone administration, overdose recognition, and overdose response (standardized mean difference = 1.35, 95% CI = 0.92 to 1.77). Empirical evidence in the research literature suggests that bystander naloxone administration and overdose education programs are associated with increased odds of recovery and with improved knowledge of overdose recognition and management in non-clinical settings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 130 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 24%
Researcher 23 17%
Other 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 10%
Other 26 20%
Unknown 11 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 13%
Social Sciences 16 12%
Psychology 9 7%
Neuroscience 4 3%
Other 24 18%
Unknown 23 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 102. 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 24 October 2019.
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