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Effect of telephone follow-up on repeated suicide attempt in patients discharged from an emergency psychiatry department: a controlled study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, March 2017
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Title
Effect of telephone follow-up on repeated suicide attempt in patients discharged from an emergency psychiatry department: a controlled study
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1258-6
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Authors

Sophie Exbrayat, Clotilde Coudrot, Xavier Gourdon, Aurélia Gay, Jessica Sevos, Jacques Pellet, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Catherine Massoubre

Abstract

Attempted suicide is a major public health problem, and the efficacies of current postvention protocols vary. We evaluated the effectiveness of telephone follow-up of patients referred to an emergency psychiatric unit for attempted suicide on any further attempt/s over the following year. In a single-center, controlled study with intent to treat, we evaluated the efficacy of a protocol of telephone follow-up of 436 patients at 8, 30, and 60 days after they were treated for attempted suicide. As controls for comparison, we evaluated patients with similar social and demographic characteristics referred to our emergency psychiatric unit in the year prior to the study who did not receive telephone follow-up after their initial hospitalization. Data were analyzed using logistic regression. Very early telephone follow-up of our patients effectively reduced recidivism and seemed to be the only protective factor against repeated suicide attempt. Implementing a protocol of early telephone follow-up after attempted suicide could help prevent repeated attempt/s. More controlled studies are needed to assess optimal techniques to prevent such repetition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ireland 1 1%
Unknown 93 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 13%
Student > Master 11 12%
Researcher 10 11%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 19 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 22%
Psychology 18 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 15%
Engineering 4 4%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 25 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 August 2017.
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#1,688,003
of 17,566,999 outputs
Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
#632
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#40,246
of 273,681 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
#1
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