School-based Comprehensive Suicide Intervention in Shanghai, China

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2012 by Shanghai Mental Health Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Shanghai Pu Dong Institute of Education Development
Shanghai Sanling North Junior Middle School
Shanghai Shangnan East Junior Middle School
Shanghai Sanling Senior Middle School
Shanghai Yangsi Senior Middle School
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shanghai Mental Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01598519
First received: February 6, 2012
Last updated: May 10, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

The primary aim of this study is to examine whether a school-based suicide intervention is effective in reducing suicide related risk factors in a population of middle and high students. It hypothesized that receiving the intervention will reduce the severity of suicide related risk factors such as depression, hopelessness, suicidal behaviors and increasing protective factors such as social support, self esteem, suicide knowledge and attitude and so on, as compared to the control group.


Condition Intervention
Suicide
Behavioral: suicide intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Shanghai Mental Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • students' score of mediating factors and suicide behaviors [ Time Frame: "Change from baseline in suicide behavior at 6 months after the end of the intervention" and "Change from baseline in suicide behavior at 18 months after the end of intervention" ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • students' score of suicide knowledge and attitude [ Time Frame: "Change from baseline in suicide knowledge at 6 months after the end of the intervention" and "Change from baseline in suicide knowledge at 18 months after the end of intervention" ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: study group
1500 students are randomized to receive a universal suicide intervention apart from usual school psychology classes. Furthermore, high risk of suicidal students screened in study group will receive an indicated suicide intervention in addition to usual school psychology classes.
Behavioral: suicide intervention

universal intervention:(1)students: 4 sections about cherishing life, coping strategies, suicide and depression disorder during 2 semesters, each session lasting 45 minutes.(2)gatekeeper: 4 sessions about teenagers psychological crisis intervention strategies during 2 semesters, 30minutes per session.

indicated intervention: (1)student: 2 semesters, 20 sessions' group life skill and cognitive-behavioral psychological training lesson, including Youth rational emotive group tutoring(eight classroom sessions), Coping skill group tutoring(six classroom sessions)and Behavior group tutoring(six classroom sessions), once a week, each session lasting 1.5hours.(2)gatekeeper: a social support net.

No Intervention: control group
1500 students are randomized to receive usual school psychology classes. High risk of suicidal students screened in control group will receive usual psychology classes.

Detailed Description:

A total of 3000 students from two junior schools (grade 7 and 8) and two senior schools (grade 10 and 11) in Shanghai Pu Dong district were recruited in our study. All students were randomly assigned into universal study group or universal control group by class level. In those two groups, high risk of suicidal students were identified by screening. A universal suicide intervention was conducted in the universal study group; an indicated suicide intervention was conducted in the indicated study group. All students in universal study group and universal control group completed the self-administered questionnaire before and 6 months after the end of universal intervention. High risk of suicidal students in the indicated study group and indicated control group completed another self-administered questionnaire before, 6 months and 18 months after the end of the indicated intervention.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 19 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • students of grade 6,7,9,10 from four schools (2 middle schools, 2 high schools)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • students who are not attending school because of long term sickness or moving to other school,or going aboard, etc.
  • students whose parents don't agree to participate the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01598519

Locations
China, Shanghai
Shanghai Mental Health Center Recruiting
Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 200030
Contact: Qian Bian, MD    +86-021-34289888 ext 3284    bianqian0602@qq.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shanghai Mental Health Center
Shanghai Pu Dong Institute of Education Development
Shanghai Sanling North Junior Middle School
Shanghai Shangnan East Junior Middle School
Shanghai Sanling Senior Middle School
Shanghai Yangsi Senior Middle School
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Shanghai Mental Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01598519     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007BAI17B03
Study First Received: February 6, 2012
Last Updated: May 10, 2012
Health Authority: China: Ministry of Science and Technology

Keywords provided by Shanghai Mental Health Center:
school-based
adolescent suicide
intervention
screening

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Suicide
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014