Year: 1992 Source: Rome, Italy: John Libbey CIC srl., 1992. p.197-202 SIEC No: 20020967

The aim of the present study is the investigation of the role of after-care compliance in preventing repetition of suicidal behaviour in patients admitted to a general hospital after a suicide attempt. Control of compliance and the influence of additional motivation (in case of non-compliance) on compliance and repetition-rate is investigated as a means of a prospective controlled study. It is hypothesized that additional motivation in case of non-complicance will increase compliance significantly and that a higher compliance contributes to the secondary prevention of attempted suicide. (9 refs)