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ERIC Number: ED042198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Home Treatment Program by an Indigenous Professional, the Visiting Nurse, with a Group of Adolescent Suicide Attempters.
Morris, Joline; And Others
In this study, the effectiveness of a Visiting Nurse counseling program with the adolescent suicide attempter is examined. Both experimental and control subjects represented all socioeconomic groups. The nurses who worked with the control group had no special training, and were not encouraged to counsel the adolescents. Those working with the experimental group were asked to counsel them to see them at least weekly for one month, and training sessions for techniques were provided. The tests administered to the clients in both groups included: (1) Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale; (2) Suicide Attempt Project Form (SAPF); (3) Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study; and (4) Barrier and Penetration Scores. Results included: (1) help from the nurses was accepted in most cases; (2) those in the experimental group were more amenable to expectations and suggestions of others; (3) those in the experimental group internalized more of their anger on post-testing; and (4) the rate of recovery from depression was higher for the experimental group. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Denver Dept. of Health and Hospitals, CO.