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Predicting deliberate self-harm in adolescents: a six month prospective study.
Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009 Aug; 39(4):364-75.SL

Abstract

Few studies have investigated the extent to which psychosocial/psychological factors are associated with the prediction of deliberate self-harm (DSH) among adolescents. In this study, 737 pupils aged 15-16 years completed a lifestyle and coping survey at time one and 500 were followed up six months later. Six point two percent of the respondents (n = 31) reported an act of DSH between Time 1 and Time 2. In multivariate analyses, worries about sexual orientation, history of sexual abuse, family DSH, anxiety, and self-esteem were associated with repeat DSH during the course of the study, but history of sexual abuse was the only factor predictive of first-time DSH. The findings suggest that school-based programs focused on how young people cope with psychosocial stressors may offer promise.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland. ro2@stir.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19792978

Citation

O'Connor, Rory C., et al. "Predicting Deliberate Self-harm in Adolescents: a Six Month Prospective Study." Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior, vol. 39, no. 4, 2009, pp. 364-75.
O'Connor RC, Rasmussen S, Hawton K. Predicting deliberate self-harm in adolescents: a six month prospective study. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009;39(4):364-75.
O'Connor, R. C., Rasmussen, S., & Hawton, K. (2009). Predicting deliberate self-harm in adolescents: a six month prospective study. Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior, 39(4), 364-75. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2009.39.4.364
O'Connor RC, Rasmussen S, Hawton K. Predicting Deliberate Self-harm in Adolescents: a Six Month Prospective Study. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009;39(4):364-75. PubMed PMID: 19792978.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predicting deliberate self-harm in adolescents: a six month prospective study. AU - O'Connor,Rory C, AU - Rasmussen,Susan, AU - Hawton,Keith, PY - 2009/10/2/entrez PY - 2009/10/2/pubmed PY - 2009/10/29/medline SP - 364 EP - 75 JF - Suicide & life-threatening behavior JO - Suicide Life Threat Behav VL - 39 IS - 4 N2 - Few studies have investigated the extent to which psychosocial/psychological factors are associated with the prediction of deliberate self-harm (DSH) among adolescents. In this study, 737 pupils aged 15-16 years completed a lifestyle and coping survey at time one and 500 were followed up six months later. Six point two percent of the respondents (n = 31) reported an act of DSH between Time 1 and Time 2. In multivariate analyses, worries about sexual orientation, history of sexual abuse, family DSH, anxiety, and self-esteem were associated with repeat DSH during the course of the study, but history of sexual abuse was the only factor predictive of first-time DSH. The findings suggest that school-based programs focused on how young people cope with psychosocial stressors may offer promise. SN - 0363-0234 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19792978/Predicting_deliberate_self_harm_in_adolescents:_a_six_month_prospective_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2009.39.4.364 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -