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What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? Protocol for an observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Open, March 2017
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Title
What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? Protocol for an observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland
Published in
BMJ Open, March 2017
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014707
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Authors

Ailbhe Spillane, Celine Larkin, Paul Corcoran, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Ella Arensman

Abstract

Research indicates that experiencing the suicide of a relative can have a significant impact on family members' emotional health. However, research incorporating the impact of suicide bereavement on family members' physical health is sparse. This paper details the protocol for a mixed-methods study of suicide-bereaved family members. The study will primarily examine the physical and mental health needs of those bereaved by suicide. A secondary objective of the study is to describe the support service needs of family members bereaved by suicide. A mixed-methods approach, using semistructured interviews and self-report questionnaires, will be used. Interviews will be conducted with a group of 15-20 relatives who experienced suicide bereavement. This protocol will follow the COREQ checklist criteria for the reporting of qualitative research interviews. Thematic analysis will be used to examine experiences and impact of bereavement on psychological and physical health. Self-report quantitative data on well-being will be analysed using descriptive statistics. Ethical approval to conduct this study has been granted from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Cork Teaching Hospitals. Pseudonyms will be given to participants to protect anonymity. It will be explained to participants that participation in the study is voluntary and they have to right to withdraw at any time. The findings of this research will be disseminated to regional, national and international audiences through publication in peer-reviewed international journals and presentations at scientific conferences. This research also forms part of a PhD thesis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 79 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 19 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 20 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 13%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 23 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 18 May 2018.
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#1,346,329
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#2,796
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#32,414
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#88
of 447 outputs
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