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A help sheet to reduce hospital-treated self-harm

A help sheet to reduce hospital treated self-harm: A randomised controlled trial

Portfolio Eligibility
Automatically eligible
UKCRN ID 13256
Research Summary
A help sheet to reduce hospital treated self-harm: A randomised controlled trial Does a Volitional Help Sheet (VHS) reduce the number of people who represent to hospital with SH in the six months following an index episode of SH?
Study Type Interventional
Design Type Prevention
Disease(s) Suicide and self harm
Phase Pilot/Feasibility
Current Status Closed - follow-up complete
Closure Date 6/30/2014
Global Sample Size 518
Global Recruitment to Date
Geographical Scope Single Centre
Lead Country Scotland (also active in England)
Main Inclusion Criteria
To have been admitted to the CAAB6 ward of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following an episode of self-harm.
To report a previous SH episode.
To report some level of suicidal intent.
Main Exclusion Criteria
Those who are unfit for interview.
Those from whom we cannot gain informed consent.
Those patients for whom English is not their 1st language.
Those patients who are participating in other research studies in the RIE.
Chief Investigator(s)
Dr Roger Smyth
Further details, please contact
Dr Roger Smyth

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

51 Little France Crescent
EH16 4SA

Tel: 0131 242 1398
Funder(s) Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government Health Directorates,
Sponsor(s) University of Stirling
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