Journal article

Psychosocial interventions for self-harm in low-income and middle-income countries: systematic review and theory of change

Shilpa Aggarwal, George Patton, Michael Berk, Vikram Patel

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To synthesise the evidence on effectiveness, acceptability and the delivery mechanisms of psychosocial interventions for self-harm in low and middle income countries and to develop a pathway of change specific for self-harm interventions. METHOD: Studies reporting one or more patient or implementation outcomes of a psychosocial intervention targeting self-harm and conducted in low- and middle-income countries were included. Taxonomy of treatment components and a theory of change map was created using information from the studies. RESULTS: We identified thirteen studies including nine randomised controlled trials (RCT), three non-RCTs, and a single experimental case design study. A s..

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Grants

Awarded by Wellcome Trust-India Alliance Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The current work is supported by the Wellcome Trust-India Alliance Research Fellowship (IA/CPHE/16/1/502664) awarded to SA.