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Suicide prevention training after traumatic brain injury: Evaluation of a staff training workshop.

Simpson, G., Winstanley, J., Bertapelle, T.,

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2003

This study evaluated a suicide prevention training workshop for staff working in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to develop new measures for evaluation of similar training in the future. A statewide training workshop was held at a major rehabilitation center in Melbourne. Participants' scores on standardised tests increased after their participation in the workshop. Many of these gains were maintained at the 6-month follow-up evaluation. In contrast, the control group had scores equivalent to those of workshop participants on the pretest evaluations but recorded no similar increase at follow-up. Analysis found that the knowledge and skills self-assessment inventory had 2 factors, each having good internal reliability. The current workshop has proved effective in increasing staff knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of people with TBI exhibiting suicidal behaviors.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education, Sector development and sustainability

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