Mechanisms of brief contact interventions in clinical populations: a systematic review
Allison Milner, Matthew J Spittal, Nav Kapur, Katrina Witt, Jane Pirkis, Greg Carter
BMC PSYCHIATRY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Brief Contact Interventions (BCIs) have been of increasing interest to suicide prevention clinicians, researchers and policy makers. However, there has been no systematic assessment into the mechanisms underpinning BCIs. The aim of the current paper is to provide a systematic review of the proposed mechanisms underpinning BCIs across trial studies. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted of trials using BCIs (post-discharge telephone contacts; emergency or crisis cards; and postcard or letter contacts) for suicide or self-harm. Following PRISMA guidelines, we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the reference lists of all past reviews in the area. Secondary searches of refere..View full abstract
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This work was supported by beyondblue, the Society for Mental Health Research, and Deakin University. The funding source had no involvement in the review design; collection, analysis and interpretation data; the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.