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Research protocol for a digital intervention to reduce stigma among males with a personal experience of suicide in the Australian farming community

Kennedy, Alison J., Versace, Vincent Lawrence and Brumby, Susan A. 2016, Research protocol for a digital intervention to reduce stigma among males with a personal experience of suicide in the Australian farming community, BMC public health, vol. 16, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3874-3.

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Title Research protocol for a digital intervention to reduce stigma among males with a personal experience of suicide in the Australian farming community
Author(s) Kennedy, Alison J.
Versace, Vincent LawrenceORCID iD for Versace, Vincent Lawrence orcid.org/0000-0002-8514-1763
Brumby, Susan A.ORCID iD for Brumby, Susan A. orcid.org/0000-0001-6332-3374
Journal name BMC public health
Volume number 16
Article ID 1204
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-11-29
ISSN 1471-2458
Keyword(s) Australia
Digital intervention
Farmer health
Men
Mental health
Mixed method research
Rural health
Stigma
Suicide
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Mixed method
research
OF-THE-LITERATURE
HELP-SEEKING
MENTAL-HEALTH
SELF-STIGMA
BEREAVEMENT
ATTITUDES
SURVIVORS
QUEENSLAND
SUPPORT
SCALE
Summary BACKGROUND: Australian farming communities have up to twice the suicide rate of the general population. Men, particularly, demonstrate debilitating self- and perceived-stigma associated with an experience of suicide. The Ripple Effect is aimed to reduce suicide stigma within the social, cultural, geographical and psychological contexts in which it occurs.

METHODS: A mixed-method design with multi-level evaluation will be effected following the development and delivery of a personalised website experience (combining shared stories, education, personal goal setting and links to resources) to farming men, aged 30-64 years, with an experience of suicide. Pre- and post-surveys will be used to assess changes in self- and perceived-stigma and suicide literacy. Online feedback from participants and semi-structured interviews during follow-up will be thematically analysed.

DISCUSSION: This project will provide information about increasingly accessible, innovative approaches to reducing the debilitating health and wellbeing effects of suicide stigma on a population of Australia's farmers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3874-3
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090121

Document type: Journal Article
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