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dc.contributor.authorDOYLE, LOUISEen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-16T15:33:02Z
dc.date.available2015-09-16T15:33:02Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationDoyle, L.. Treacy, M.P. & Sheridan, A., Self-harm in young people: Prevalence, associated factors and help-seeking in school-going adolescents., International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24, 6, 2015, 485 - 494en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/74586
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractAdolescent self-harm is recognised as a serious public health problem however there is little reliable comparative data on its prevalence or characteristics or on the extent of help-seeking for self-harm. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and associated factors of adolescent self-harm in an urban region in Ireland and to investigate help-seeking behaviours for self-harm. This was a cross-sectional study of 856 school-going adolescents employing an anonymous self-report questionnaire. A lifetime history of self-harm was reported by 12.1% of adolescents. Factors independently associated with self-harm included exposure to self-harm of a friend/family member. Professional help-seeking was uncommon prior to (9%) and after (12%) self-harm. Furthermore, only 6.9% of adolescents presented to hospital as a result of their last selfharm act. These findings indicate that self-harm is common in adolescents however seeking professional help is not a common phenomenon and those who present to hospital represent the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of adolescent self-harm. Identifying the prevalence of self-harm and associated factors in addition to help-seeking behaviours in young people is important to determine the preventative programmes to target ‘at-risk’ groups. Mental health nurses have an important and increasing role to play in such school-based initiatives.en
dc.format.extent485en
dc.format.extent494en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursingen
dc.relation.ispartofseries24en
dc.relation.ispartofseries6en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectAdolescence, community study, help-seeking, self-harm, self-harm prevalence.en
dc.subject.lcshAdolescence, community study, help-seeking, self-harm, self-harm prevalence.en
dc.titleSelf-harm in young people: Prevalence, associated factors and help-seeking in school-going adolescents.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/doylel1en
dc.identifier.rssinternalid103403en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12144en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeInclusive Societyen
dc.subject.TCDTagAdolescent Self-Harmen
dc.subject.TCDTagSelf-harmen
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-0153-8326en


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