Journal article

Explanatory style in youth self-harm: an Indian qualitative study to inform intervention design

Shilpa Aggarwal, George Patton, Deepika Bahl, Nilesh Shah, Michael Berk, Vikram Patel

Evidence Based Mental Health | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: There are very few studies that have examined the effectiveness of psychological interventions (PIs) that have been developed and tested in high-income countries to reduce self-harm in low and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perspectives and explanatory styles of youth with self-harm and their caregivers to inform the design of an evidence based PI in a non-Western cultural setting. An additional objective was to suggest ways of integrating local practices and traditions to enhance its acceptability. METHODS: We conducted 15 in-depth qualitative interviews with youth with self-harm and four interviews with the caregivers in the psychiatry department of a terti..

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Awarded by Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by The Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance (IA/CPHE/16/1/502664).