Implementation Research: Community intervention to prevent suicide attempts in Ningxia, China and Nunavut, Canada
Description du projet
This 5-year (2017-2022) implementation science project will develop methods for adapting the WH0 SUPRE-MISS intervention for suicide attempters in parallel projects in Ningxia, China, and among Inuit in Nunavut, Canada. These methods for adapting SUPRE-MISS will then be promulgated in Inuit and other indigenous populations, other parts of China, other low- and middle-income countries, and other low-resourced settings in high-income countries. METHODS: PHASE 1. Conduct focus groups with local stakeholders to identify local factors that need to be considered when developing a location-specific version of SUPRE-MISS that provides a brief educational intervention about suicide prevention to individuals who have recently made a suicide attempt and periodic social support and access to emergency services to these highrisk individuals. PHASE 2. Pilot-test the adapted intervention in a small number of settings for one year. PHASE 3. Revise and then scale-up the intervention to more settings for 30 months and continuously collect outcome measures, process measures, and resource utilization measures (for cost-effectiveness assessment). PHASE 4. Conduct post-intervention focus groups with stakeholders to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the intervention. Integrate these qualitative results with the quantitative results (e.g., rates of repeated suicidal behavior) to prepare a report on the process of implementing the SUPRE-MISS intervention in low-resource settings. Work with administrators and policy makers in China, Nunavut, and other locations to develop policies that will widely promulgate the use of this approach to suicide prevention.
- Axis 2 – Interventions to prevent suicide and alleviate its consequences