We are grateful to Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) for the financial support (grant no. 03/08850–1).
Maintained Attitudinal Changes in Nursing Personnel After a Brief Training on Suicide Prevention
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
2007 The American Association for Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 145–153, April 2007
How to Cite
Botega, N. J., Silva, S. V., Reginato, D. G., Rapeli, C. B., Cais, C. F. S., Mauro, M. L. F., Stefanello, S. and Cecconi, J. P. (2007), Maintained Attitudinal Changes in Nursing Personnel After a Brief Training on Suicide Prevention. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 37: 145–153. doi: 10.1521/suli.2007.37.2.145
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Received: March 10, 2006; Revision Accepted: November 1, 2006
Nursing personnel (N = 317) working at a general hospital attended a 6-hour training program on suicide prevention. They answered anonymously pre-and post-training the Suicide Behavior Attitude Questionnaire (SBAQ), which comprises 21 visual analogue scale items divided in three factorial subscales. The results indicated there were positive changes in the attitudes and these gains were significantly maintained at the 6-month follow-up evaluation. Improvement was in the Feelings and Professional Capacity subscales (ANOVA; p = 0.0001 and 0.01, respectively). There was no change on the Right to Suicide subscale. Because attitudes influence the effectiveness of health care personnel interventions, our findings may have important implications for the development of suicide prevention programs.