Year: 1988 Source: The International Journal of Psychiatry, v.34, no.4, (1988), p.285-291 SIEC No: 20070550

Patients with a suicide attempt were re-examined 3-8 years after treatment in a crisis intervention ward by use of a semi-structured interview & self-rating scales. Their psychosocial development during the study period was evaluated in regard to number & quality of life-events, coping behaviour & self-concept, sociodemographic variables, the subjective evaluation of the treatment in the crisis intervention ward by the patients, & their compliance in respect of the proposed aftercare. Conclusions for treatment & further rehabilition of patients who attempt suicide are drawn. (11 refs.)