Effectiveness of Telephone-Delivered Interventions Following Suicide Attempts: A Systematic Review

Dabok Noh, Young Su Park, Eui Geum Oh

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Aim: To evaluate efficacy of telephone-delivered interventions following suicide attempts. Methods: Systematic review, meta-analysis, and narrative synthesis. Results: Five papers evaluating telephone interventions were included. Three studies provided suicide attempters with telephone contact intervention, and two studies provided deliberate self-harm patients with crisis cards to help after discharge. Meta-analyses showed that telephone contact intervention did not significantly reduce further suicide attempts and completed suicides, and the crisis card did not significantly reduce further deliberate self-harm. Conclusion: Telephone-delivered interventions have been suggested as an alternative to face-to-face psychotherapy, but their effectiveness in reducing the recurrence of suicide attempts is not supported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-119
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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