What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? Protocol for an observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/622731
Title:
What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? Protocol for an observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland.
Authors:
Spillane, Ailbhe; Larkin, Celine; Corcoran, Paul; Matvienko-Sikar, Karen; Arensman, Ella
Citation:
What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? Protocol for an observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland. 2017, 7 (3):e014707 BMJ Open
Publisher:
BMJ Open
Journal:
BMJ open
Issue Date:
30-Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/622731
DOI:
10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014707
PubMed ID:
28363930
Additional Links:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28363930
Abstract:
Research indicates that experiencing the suicide of a relative can have a significant impact on family members' emotional health. However, research incorporating the impact of suicide bereavement on family members' physical health is sparse. This paper details the protocol for a mixed-methods study of suicide-bereaved family members. The study will primarily examine the physical and mental health needs of those bereaved by suicide. A secondary objective of the study is to describe the support service needs of family members bereaved by suicide.; A mixed-methods approach, using semistructured interviews and self-report questionnaires, will be used. Interviews will be conducted with a group of 15-20 relatives who experienced suicide bereavement. This protocol will follow the COREQ checklist criteria for the reporting of qualitative research interviews. Thematic analysis will be used to examine experiences and impact of bereavement on psychological and physical health. Self-report quantitative data on well-being will be analysed using descriptive statistics.; Ethical approval to conduct this study has been granted from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Cork Teaching Hospitals. Pseudonyms will be given to participants to protect anonymity. It will be explained to participants that participation in the study is voluntary and they have to right to withdraw at any time. The findings of this research will be disseminated to regional, national and international audiences through publication in peer-reviewed international journals and presentations at scientific conferences. This research also forms part of a PhD thesis.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Research indicates that experiencing the suicide of a relative can have a significant impact on family members’ emotional health. However, research incorporating the impact of suicide bereavement on family members’ physical health is sparse. This paper details the protocol for a mixed-methods study of suicide-bereaved family members. The study will primarily examine the physical and mental health needs of those bereaved by suicide. A secondary objective of the study is to describe the support service needs of family members bereaved by suicide.
Keywords:
SUICIDE; PHYSIOLOGY
Local subject classification:
BEREAVEMENT
MeSH:
Anxiety Disorders; Bereavement; Case-Control Studies; Depressive Disorder; Family; Health Status; Humans; Ireland; Mental Health; Noncommunicable Diseases; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Quality of Life; Suicide
ISSN:
2044-6055

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSpillane, Ailbheen
dc.contributor.authorLarkin, Celineen
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorMatvienko-Sikar, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorArensman, Ellaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-03T17:36:22Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-03T17:36:22Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-30-
dc.identifier.citationWhat are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? Protocol for an observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland. 2017, 7 (3):e014707 BMJ Openen
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055-
dc.identifier.pmid28363930-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014707-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/622731-
dc.descriptionResearch indicates that experiencing the suicide of a relative can have a significant impact on family members’ emotional health. However, research incorporating the impact of suicide bereavement on family members’ physical health is sparse. This paper details the protocol for a mixed-methods study of suicide-bereaved family members. The study will primarily examine the physical and mental health needs of those bereaved by suicide. A secondary objective of the study is to describe the support service needs of family members bereaved by suicide.en
dc.description.abstractResearch indicates that experiencing the suicide of a relative can have a significant impact on family members' emotional health. However, research incorporating the impact of suicide bereavement on family members' physical health is sparse. This paper details the protocol for a mixed-methods study of suicide-bereaved family members. The study will primarily examine the physical and mental health needs of those bereaved by suicide. A secondary objective of the study is to describe the support service needs of family members bereaved by suicide.-
dc.description.abstractA mixed-methods approach, using semistructured interviews and self-report questionnaires, will be used. Interviews will be conducted with a group of 15-20 relatives who experienced suicide bereavement. This protocol will follow the COREQ checklist criteria for the reporting of qualitative research interviews. Thematic analysis will be used to examine experiences and impact of bereavement on psychological and physical health. Self-report quantitative data on well-being will be analysed using descriptive statistics.-
dc.description.abstractEthical approval to conduct this study has been granted from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Cork Teaching Hospitals. Pseudonyms will be given to participants to protect anonymity. It will be explained to participants that participation in the study is voluntary and they have to right to withdraw at any time. The findings of this research will be disseminated to regional, national and international audiences through publication in peer-reviewed international journals and presentations at scientific conferences. This research also forms part of a PhD thesis.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJ Openen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28363930en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ openen
dc.subjectSUICIDEen
dc.subjectPHYSIOLOGYen
dc.subject.meshAnxiety Disorders-
dc.subject.meshBereavement-
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studies-
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder-
dc.subject.meshFamily-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMental Health-
dc.subject.meshNoncommunicable Diseases-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scales-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshSuicide-
dc.subject.otherBEREAVEMENTen
dc.titleWhat are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? Protocol for an observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBMJ openen

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