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dc.contributor.authorGoodfellow, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorKolves, Kairi
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.contributor.authorSilverman, Morton
dc.contributor.authorBerman, Alan
dc.contributor.authorMann, John
dc.contributor.authorArensman, Ella
dc.contributor.authorHawton, Keith
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Michael
dc.contributor.authorVijayakumar, Lakshmi
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-14T03:13:11Z
dc.date.available2020-01-14T03:13:11Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025770
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390221
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: The objective of present paper is to outline the methodology of the International Study of Definitions of English-Language Terms for Suicidal Behaviours (ISDELTSB). The aim of the study is to survey existing English language terms and definitions used around the world for suicidal behaviour. Methods and analysis: The ISDELTSB is a worldwide survey based on one ‘designated expert’ per each WHO-registered country. ‘Experts’ were contacted through the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), the World Psychiatric Association and the World Organization of Family Doctors. Each individual was sent an invitation to participate and a link to an online questionnaire. A comparison sample was created by inviting all IASP members to respond to the questionnaire. The questionnaire was designed to assess respondents’ preferences about a particular set of terms and definitions by using the four major criteria of the definition of suicide identified in the literature (outcome, intent, knowledge and agency). The questionnaire used a multiple-choice question format. Participants were asked to choose one term in the list for each of the proposed definitions. Statements and definitions in the questionnaire were elaborated using the four main features of the definition of suicide, starting by the definitions and terms for which there is already a certain degree of consensus and then progressing to definitions and terms less agreed on. Ethics and dissemination: The study protocol obtained approval of Griffith University’s Ethics Committee (ethics reference number 2017/601) and in accordance with the Australian National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. Respondents are asked if they accept to be personally acknowledged in any output originating from this study, and if so to provide their full name, title and affiliations. If respondents do not accept, they are informed that the conduct of this research respects Griffith University’s Privacy Plan and that identified personal information is confidential and that anonymity will at all times be safeguarded. As detailed in the questionnaire cover letter, by answering the online or paper version of the questionnaire, respondents express their consent to participate. Dissemination of results will be done through a peer-reviewed journal article publication. This study aims to map the international use of definitions and terms for suicidal behaviour and ideation and favour the future use of an internationally shared set of terms and definitions. This will hopefully avoid undue duplication of efforts and reliably permit meta-analysis of data produced in different countries.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMJ Open
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Medical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1199
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsMedicine, General & Internal
dc.subject.keywordsGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.subject.keywordsdefinitions
dc.titleInternational Study of Definitions of English-Language Terms for Suicidal Behaviours: protocol of an opinion survey
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGoodfellow, B; Kolves, K; De Leo, D; Silverman, M; Berman, A; Mann, J; Arensman, E; Hawton, K; Phillips, M; Vijayakumar, L, International Study of Definitions of English-Language Terms for Suicidal Behaviours: protocol of an opinion survey, BMJ Open, 2019, 9 (7)
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-01-14T03:09:48Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial.
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gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorKolves, Kairi
gro.griffith.authorGoodfellow, Benjamin
gro.griffith.authorArensman, Ella


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