Context: Postvention includes procedures to alleviate the distress of suicidally bereaved individuals. Methods: Total 70 subjects were interviewed before intervention by assessing background variables and clinical variables. The levels of psychological markers were assessed by using defeat scale, entrapment scale and adult suicidal ideation questionnaire. Experimental arm received postvention focused strategies sessions conducted for the period of 5 weeks. Face to face sessions were conducted in the first week for 3 times. Subsequent follow up sessions were conducted once in a week for the period of 4 weeks through phone communication. Control arm received standard methods of care. Posttest was conducted at the end of 5th week by using the same assessment techniques in experimental arm and control arm. Results: Paired‘t’ test showed statistical significance in scaling down the psychological markers in experimental arm comparatively to the control arm among suicide attempters. Unpaired ‘t’ test showed statistical significance between experimental and control arm. Significant positive correlation was observed between the psychological markers in experimental arm. Non significant correlation was observed between the psychological markers in control arm. Conclusion: Postvention focused strategies was quite effective for curtailing psychological markers among suicide attempters.
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Sampoornam. W. Impact of postvention focused strategies on psychological markers among suicide attempters admitted in Government head quarters hospital at Erode. A and V Pub International Journal of Nursing and Medical Research. 2022; 1(1):5-7. doi: 10.52711/ijnmr.2022.02
Sampoornam. W. Impact of postvention focused strategies on psychological markers among suicide attempters admitted in Government head quarters hospital at Erode. A and V Pub International Journal of Nursing and Medical Research. 2022; 1(1):5-7. doi: 10.52711/ijnmr.2022.02 Available on: https://ijnmronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-1-1-2
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