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Table 4 View on suicidal issues and treatment, scale 0–4

From: Attitudes towards suicidal behaviour in outpatient clinics among mental health professionals in Oslo

  CAP n = 102–107 Mean (95% CI) DPC n = 117–122 Mean (95% CI) p
Causes of suicide    
Psychiatric disorder 3.4 (3.3–3.5) 3.4 (3.3–3.5) 0.856
Inner turmoil and stress 2.9 (2.7–3.1) 2.7 (2.5–2.9) 0.123
Problems in the family 2.8 (2.7–3.0) 2.7 (2.6–2.8) 0.170
Use of alcohol 2.7 (2.5–2.9) 2.8 (2.7–3.0) 0.219
Biological changes in the brain 1.9 (1.7–2.0) 1.8 (1.7–2.0) 0.594
Importance in treatment    
Psychotherapy 3.5 (3.3–3.6) 3.3 (3.1–3.4) 0.039
Sleep and rest 2.9 (2.7–3.1) 2.9 (2.8–3.1) 0.867
Psychiatric in-patient treatment 2.7 (2.5–2.9) 2.8 (2.6–2.9) 0.566
Use of medication 2.4 (2.3–2.5) 2.8 (2.7–3.0) < 0.001
Family therapy 2.7 (2.5–2.8) 2.5 (2.4–2.7) 0.138
Talk with priest/imam 2.0 (1.9–2.2) 2.2 (2.0–2.3) 0.254
Electroconvulsive therapy 1.3 (1.1–1.5) 1.4 (1.3–1.6) 0.286
Satisfaction with treatment    
Opportunity for hospitalization if needed 2.2 (2.0–2.4) 2.6 (2.5–2.8) < 0.001
Adequate follow-up 1.9 (1.7–2.1) 2.2 (2.1–2.4) 0.008
Follow-up as good as for patients with heart disease 1.5 (1.3–1.7) 1.7 (1.6–1.9) 0.007
The suicide of a patient is a professional failure 1.6 (1.4–1.7) 1.3 (1.2–1.4) 0.008
  1. CAP: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. DPC: District Psychiatric Centres.
  2. Scale: 0 refers to “totally disagree” and 4 refers to “totally agree”.