Integrating a Suicide Prevention Program into the Primary Health Care Network: A Field Trial Study in Iran

Seyed Kazem, Seyed Kazem and Nojomi, Marzieh and Poshtmashadi, Marjan and Hakim Shooshtari, Mitra and Mansouri Moghadam, Fariba and Rahimi-Movaghar, Afarin and Afghah, Susan and Bolhari, Jafar and Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad (2015) Integrating a Suicide Prevention Program into the Primary Health Care Network: A Field Trial Study in Iran. BioMed Research International.

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Abstract

Objective. To describe and evaluate the feasibility of integrating a suicide prevention program with Primary Health Care services and evaluate if such system can improve screening and identification of depressive disorder, reduce number of suicide attempters, and lower rate of suicide completion. Methodology.This was a quasi-experimental trial in which one community was exposed to the intervention versus the control community with no such exposure. The study sites were two counties in Western Iran. The intervention protocol called for primary care and suicide prevention collaboration at different levels of care. The outcome variables were the number of suicides committed, the number of documented suicide attempts, and the number of identified depressed cases. Results. We identified a higher prevalence of depressive disorders in the intervention site versus the control site (

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2016 07:54
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2016 07:54
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/289

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