The struggle to prevent and evaluate: Application of population attributable risk and preventive fraction to suicide prevention research

Krysinska, Karolina and Martin, Graham (2009) The struggle to prevent and evaluate: Application of population attributable risk and preventive fraction to suicide prevention research. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 39 5: 548-557. doi:10.1521/suli.2009.39.5.548


Author Krysinska, Karolina
Martin, Graham
Title The struggle to prevent and evaluate: Application of population attributable risk and preventive fraction to suicide prevention research
Journal name Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0363-0234
Publication date 2009-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1521/suli.2009.39.5.548
Volume 39
Issue 5
Start page 548
End page 557
Total pages 10
Editor Morton Silverman
Place of publication United States
Publisher Guilford Publications Inc
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
111714 Mental Health
920208 Health Policy Evaluation
Abstract Population attributable risk (PAR) estimates have been used in suicide research to evaluate the impact of psychosocial and socioeconomic risk factors, including affective disorders, traumatic life events, and unemployment. A parallel concept of preventive fraction (PF), allowing for estimation of the impact of protective factors and effectiveness of preventive interventions, is practically unknown in suicidology. The study authors discuss the application of both concepts to suicide research and prevention, and review literature on the subject. Despite several methodological and conceptual limitations, both PAR and PF are valuable instruments to inform development and evaluation of suicide prevention programs.
Keyword Population attributable risk
Preventive fraction
Suicide
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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