Journal article

Measuring self-harm in adults: A systematic review

R Borschmann, J Hogg, R Phillips, P Moran

European Psychiatry | ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: To identify from the literature, and to critically evaluate, all validated instruments currently available to measure self-harming behaviour in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, Health and Psychosocial Instruments and Google scholar were searched, grey literature was sought and the reference lists of relevant articles were checked to identify instruments. RESULTS: A total of seven validated instruments which met our inclusion criteria were identified and data were extracted regarding each instrument's format, administration method, psychometric properties and number of items and domains included. Considerable variation was observed in the overall quality of t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

RB and JH are funded by a Medical Research Council trial platform grant (Chief Investigator: PM; Grant ID: 85397). The views and opinions expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of the Medical Research Council.