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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorCaton, Neil
dc.contributor.authorGullestrup, Jorgen
dc.contributor.authorKolves, Kairi
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-13T22:59:01Z
dc.date.available2020-02-13T22:59:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph17030803
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391431
dc.description.abstractAs part of a suite of early intervention training and support services, Mates in Construction (MATES) provide two general awareness programs to promote mental health and suicide awareness and encourage help-offering and help-seeking in construction workers. General awareness training (GAT) is a one-hour session delivered to all construction workers on large to medium worksites, while MATES awareness training (MAT) maintains similar content but is of shorter duration and delivered informally to small workplaces. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of the two programs using a before, after and follow-up design. Construction workers undertaking MAT or GAT training completed a short survey before and after their training and again at follow-up. Linear mixed-effect modelling indicated that GAT and MAT training provided similar results in improving suicide awareness and help-seeking intentions. Some variables showed a significant increase from pre-intervention to the three-month follow-up, indicating the long-term impact of some aspects of the training. The findings demonstrating the effectiveness of MAT training have important implications for MATES, as the training can be delivered to much smaller workplaces, making the program more widely available to the construction industry.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom803:1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto803:8
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.titleA Longitudinal Assessment of Two Suicide Prevention Training Programs for the Construction Industry
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRoss; Caton; Gullestrup; Kõlves, A Longitudinal Assessment of Two Suicide Prevention Training Programs for the Construction Industry, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17 (3), pp. 803:1-803:8
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-02-11T02:14:18Z
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gro.griffith.authorKolves, Kairi
gro.griffith.authorCaton, Neil R.
gro.griffith.authorRoss, Victoria


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