Evaluation of A Suicide Prevention Program in Switzerland: Protocol of A Cluster Non-Randomized Controlled Trial.

Baggio, Stéphanie; Kanani, Abbas; Nsingi, Neslie; Sapin, Marlène; Thélin, Raphaël (2019). Evaluation of A Suicide Prevention Program in Switzerland: Protocol of A Cluster Non-Randomized Controlled Trial. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(11) MDPI 10.3390/ijerph16112049

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Suicide is a major public health concern, which disproportionally affects young people. Therefore, effective prevention strategies are needed, but there is a dearth of controlled trials on this topic. Our study will evaluate the effectiveness of a suicide prevention program in Switzerland, where data are scarce. It will test whether the prevention program (1) increases knowledge of suicide and awareness of suicidal risks, (2) provides resources to seek/offer help, (3) increases communication skills related to suicide, (4) increases coping skills, (5) is acceptable, and (6) reduces suicidal ideation and psychological distress. The project will be a single-center cluster non-randomized controlled trial designed to compare an intervention group benefitting from the suicide prevention program with a control group. The potential benefits include a better understanding and evaluation of suicide prevention programs, which may lead to improved primary and secondary prevention practices.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Psychiatric Services

UniBE Contributor:

Baggio, Stéphanie

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1660-4601

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Antoinette Angehrn

Date Deposited:

12 Feb 2020 09:06

Last Modified:

12 Feb 2020 09:12

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/ijerph16112049

PubMed ID:

31185613

Uncontrolled Keywords:

evaluation primary prevention suicide

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.139608

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139608

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