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dc.contributor.authorFleischmann, Alexandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBertolote, Joseen_US
dc.contributor.authorWasserman, Danutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorBolhari, Jafaren_US
dc.contributor.authorBotega, Neuryen_US
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Demanien_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorVijayakumar, Lakshmien_US
dc.contributor.authorVarnik, Airien_US
dc.contributor.authorSchlebusch, Lourensen_US
dc.contributor.authorTran thi Thanh, Huongen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:33:23Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:33:23Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-11-16T06:39:59Z
dc.identifier.issn00429686en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23359
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To determine whether brief intervention and contact is effective in reducing subsequent suicide mortality among suicide attempters in low and middle-income countries. METHODS: Suicide attempters (n = 1867) identified by medical staff in the emergency units of eight collaborating hospitals in five culturally different sites (Campinas, Brazil; Chennai, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Karaj, Islamic Republic of Iran; and Yuncheng, China) participated, from January 2002 to October 2005, in a randomized controlled trial to receive either treatment as usual, or treatment as usual plus brief intervention and contact (BIC), which included patient education and follow-up. Overall, 91% completed the study. The primary study outcome measurement was death from suicide at 18-month follow-up. FINDINGS: Significantly fewer deaths from suicide occurred in the BIC than in the treatment-as-usual group (0.2% versus 2.2%, respectively; ?2 = 13.83, P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: This low-cost brief intervention may be an important part of suicide prevention programmes for underresourced low- and middle-income countries.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWorld Health Organizationen_US
dc.publisher.placeGenevaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?pid=S0042-96862008000900014&script=sci_arttext&tlng=enen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom703en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto709en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBulletin of the World Health Organizationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume86en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321204en_US
dc.titleEffectiveness of brief intervention and contact for suicide attempters: a randomized controlled trial in five countries.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 World Health Organization. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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