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Table 1 Outcome measures

From: The ACCESS study a Zelen randomised controlled trial of a treatment package including problem solving therapy compared to treatment as usual in people who present to hospital after self-harm: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Outcome measure Description Explanation Administered
Primary    
Hospital repetition of self-harm   Data on hospital contacts from participating DHB's and the New Zealand Health Information Service National Minimum Dataset Three and twelve months
Secondary    
Hopelessness Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)[22] Best predictor of subsequent self-harm. Scores on a range of 0 to 20 with higher scores indicating greater hopelessness. Baseline, three and twelve months
Depression and anxiety Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)[23] Self report scale. Scores of 10 and above on the anxiety and depression sub scales indicate clinically significant symptoms. Baseline, three and twelve months.
Health status EQ-5D [24] A generic health-related quality of life index that can be related to costs. Baseline, three months and twelve months
Self report repetition of self-harm   Self report assessed by telephone interviewer blind to allocation Three and twelve months
Social functioning SF-36 [25] A generic measure of functional health and well being Baseline, three and twelve months
Sense of belonging Sense of belonging instrument (SOBI) [26] Self report scale on sense of belonging to a community and ethnicity Baseline, three and twelve months
Seriousness of suicide attempt Self rated objective part of the Beck Suicide Intent Scale (BSIS)[27] Self report scale indicating the degree of suicidal intent of the self-harm episode Baseline
Costs following index attempt Health service use, costs of attending care, cost of medication and time off work Self report assessed by telephone interviewer blind to allocation Three and twelve months