Effectiveness of an outpatient intervention targeting suicidal young adults: Preliminary results

M. David Rudd, M. Hasan Rajab, David T. Orman, Thomas Joiner, David A. Stulman, Wayne Dixon

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This study evaluated the effectiveness of a time-limited, outpatient intervention targeting suicidal young adults. Participants (N = 264) were randomly assigned to either the experimental treatment or the control condition (i.e., treatment as usual). In addition to intake assessments, participants completed follow-ups at 1, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Both treatment and control participants evidenced significant improvement across all outcome measures throughout the follow-up period. Reductions were reported in suicidal ideation and behavior, associated symptomatology, and experienced stress, along with marked improvement in self-appraised problem- solving ability. Results also indicated that the experimental treatment was more effective than treatment as usual at retaining the highest risk participants. Available data demonstrate the efficacy of a time-limited, outpatient intervention for suicidal young adults. Implications of current findings for intervention with and treatment of this population are discussed.

LanguageEnglish
Pages179-190
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Outpatients
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Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Population

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Effectiveness of an outpatient intervention targeting suicidal young adults : Preliminary results. / Rudd, M. David; Rajab, M. Hasan; Orman, David T.; Joiner, Thomas; Stulman, David A.; Dixon, Wayne.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 64, No. 1, 02.1996, p. 179-190.

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Rudd, M. David ; Rajab, M. Hasan ; Orman, David T. ; Joiner, Thomas ; Stulman, David A. ; Dixon, Wayne. / Effectiveness of an outpatient intervention targeting suicidal young adults : Preliminary results. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1996 ; Vol. 64, No. 1. pp. 179-190.
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