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Table 4 Phase III 6-month hospital presentation follow-up

From: SAFETEL: a pilot randomised controlled trial to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a safety planning and telephone follow-up intervention to reduce suicidal behaviour

Variable   All participants
(N = 120)
SPI + TAU
(N = 80)
TAU only
(N = 40)
Intervention group effect
IRR (95% CI)
Number of representations for self-harm n (%) 0 75 (62.5%) 49 (61.3%) 26 (65.0%) 1.10 (0.48, 2.50), p = 0.830
1 24 (20.0%) 16 (20.0%) 8 (20.0%)
2 6 (5.0%) 6 (7.5%) 0 (0%)
3 5 (4.2%) 2 (2.5%) 3 (7.5%)
≥ 4 10 (8.3%) 7 (8.8%) 3 (7.5%)
Re-presented for self-harm (n = 45) Median (IQR) 1 (1, 3) 1 (1, 3) 1 (1, 3)  
Mean (SD) 4.2 (6.5) 3.9 (5.7) 4.9 (8.3)
Min., max. 1, 30 1, 24 1, 30
Number of re-presentations to hospital for a suicide attempt n (%) 0 91 (75.8%) 60 (75.0%) 31 (78.0%) 1.10 (0.43, 2.79), p = 0.849
1 17 (14.2%) 11 (13.8%) 6 (15.0%)
2 4 (3.0%) 3 (3.8%) 1 (2.5%)
3 3 (2.5%) 3 (3.8%) 0 (0%)
≥ 4 5 (4.2%) 3 (3.8%) 2 (5.0%)
Re-presented to hospital for a suicide attempt (n = 29) Median (IQR) 1 (1, 3) 1 (1, 3) 1 (1, 2)  
Mean (SD) 2.3 (2.5) 2.4 (2.4) 2.3 (2.7)  
Min., max. 1, 11 1, 11 1, 9  
Duration between index admission and first re-presentation to hospital for self-harm (days) Median (IQR) 36 (12, 83) 42 (12, 100) 30 (13, 62)  
Missing (n) 3 2 1