publication . Article . 2014

Group problem-solving skills training for self-harm: randomised controlled trial

Ella Arensman; Tony Fitzgerald;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2014
  • Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
<jats:sec><jats:title>Background</jats:title><jats:p>Rates of self-harm are high and have recently increased. This trend and the repetitive nature of self-harm pose a significant challenge to mental health services.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Aims</jats:title><jats:p>To determine the efficacy of a structured group problem-solving skills training (PST) programme as an intervention approach for self-harm in addition to treatment as usual (TAU) as offered by mental health services.</jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Method</jats:title><jats:p>A total of 433 participants (aged 18–64 years) were randomly assigned to TAU plus PST or TAU alone. Asse...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychiatric outpatients, Psychometric properties, Suicide attempters, Poisoning patients, Repetition, Behaviour, Parasuicide, Questionnaire, Intervention, Meta-analysis, Psychiatry and Mental health
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