Messages from Manchester: pilot randomised controlled trial following self-harm

Navneet Kapur, David Gunnell, Keith Hawton, Sarmad Nadeem, Samer Khalil, Damien Longson, Rita Jordan, Iain Donaldson, Richard Emsley, Jayne Cooper

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Abstract

Studies of therapeutic contact following self-harm have had mixed results. We carried out a pilot randomised controlled trial comparing an intervention (information leaflet listing sources of help, two telephone calls soon after presentation and a series of letters over 12 months) to usual treatment alone in 66 adults presenting with self-harm to two hospitals. We found that our methodology was feasible, recruitment was challenging and repeat self-harm was more common in those who received the intervention (12-month repetition rate 34.4% v. 12.5%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-4
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychology
Volume203
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Qualitative Research
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Suicide, Attempted
  • Treatment Outcome

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    Kapur, N., Gunnell, D., Hawton, K., Nadeem, S., Khalil, S., Longson, D., Jordan, R., Donaldson, I., Emsley, R., & Cooper, J. (2013). Messages from Manchester: pilot randomised controlled trial following self-harm. British Journal of Psychology, 203(1), 73-4. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.113.126425