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Socio-Educational Intervention for Rural Suicide Attempters

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2008 by Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Suicide Prevention International
Harvard University
University of Rochester
People's Hospital of Yuncheng County
Bureau of Health of Ji County
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Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted
Compared to a treatment-as-usual group, providing brief mental health education to suicide attempters from rural parts of China at the time of their treatment in the emergency departments of general hospitals or local clinics and 6 home-visits (FOR those subjects WITH PHONES refuse home visits, THE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED OVER THE PHONE) over the twelve months after the attempt demonstrate continuing concern about the attempters ('befriending'), strengthen their social support networks and improve their problem-solving skills will significantly reduce their hopelessness, the severity of depressive symptoms, and level of suicidal ideation.

Condition Intervention
Suicide, Attempted
Other: socio-educational intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Official Title: A Randomized Control Trial of a Socio-Educational Intervention for Rural Suicide Attempters in Tianjin Municipality and Shandong Province of China

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Further study details as provided by Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the severity of depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • frequency and intensity of suicidal ideation [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: November 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
brief education and 6 follow-up visits
Other: socio-educational intervention
brief mental health education and 6 follow-up visits
Other Name: psychosocial intervention on suicide prevention
No Intervention: 2


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suicide attempters
  • must be 18 years or older
  • no-zero intent to die

Exclusion Criteria:

  • with communication difficulties
  • living outside of the research sites
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00808873

China, Shandong
People's Hospital of Yuncheng County
Yuncheng County, Shandong, China, 274700
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital
Suicide Prevention International
Harvard University
University of Rochester
People's Hospital of Yuncheng County
Bureau of Health of Ji County
Principal Investigator: Xianyun Li, Bachelor, Master of Medicine Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Xianyun Li, Beijing Hui Long Guan Hospital Identifier: NCT00808873     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-7 
Study First Received: December 15, 2008
Last Updated: December 15, 2008
Health Authority: China: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Beijing HuiLongGuan Hospital:
attempted suicide
socio-educational intervention
follow up study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Suicide, Attempted
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on December 09, 2016