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Effectiveness of online self-help for suicidal thoughts: results of a randomised controlled trial

van Spijker, Bregje; van Straten, Annemieke; Kerkhof, Ad


BACKGROUND Many people with suicidal thoughts do not receive treatment. The Internet can be used to reach more people in need of support. OBJECTIVE To test the effectiveness of unguided online self-help to reduce suicidal thoughts. METHOD 236 adults with mild to moderate suicidal thoughts were randomised to the intervention (n=116) or a waitlist control group (n=120). Assessments took place at baseline, and 2, 4 and 6 weeks later. Primary outcome was suicidal thoughts. Secondary outcomes were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-02-27
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090118


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