TITLE

Suicidal behaviour in psychosis: prevalence and predictors from a randomised controlled trial of case management: report from the UK700 trial

AUTHOR(S)
Walsh, Elizabeth; Harvey, Kate; White, Ian; Higgitt, Anna; Fraser, Janelle; Murray, Robin; Walsh, E; Harvey, K; White, I; Higgitt, A; Fraser, J; Murray R
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar2001, Vol. 178, p255
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Background: It is unclear whether intensive case management influences the prevalence of suicidal behaviour in patients with psychosis.Aims: To compare the effect of intensive case management and standard care on prevalence of suicidal behaviour in patients with chronic psychosis.Method: Patients with established psychosis (n = 708) were randomised either to intensive case management or to standard care. The prevalence of suicidal behaviour was estimated at 2-year follow-up and compared between treatment groups. Suicide attempters and non-attempters were compared on multiple socio-demographic and clinical variables to identify predictors of suicidal behaviour.Results: There was no significant difference in prevalence of suicidal behaviour between treatment groups. Recent attempts at suicide and multiple recent hospital admissions best predicted future attempts.Conclusions: Intensive case management does not appear to influence the prevalence of suicidal behaviour in chronic psychosis. Predictors identified in this study confirm some previous findings.
ACCESSION #
25164174

 

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