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Keywords: Randomized control trial
Suicide prevention
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2011
Series/Report no.: Canadian theses
Abstract: The current study examined the efficacy of a 1 month future time perspective modification intervention over a 1 month and 6 months period. Participants (N = 92) with elevated scores on measures of depressive symptoms or suicidal ideation were assigned to either the intervention condition or a no-intervention control condition. A repeated-measures manova revealed that those in the time perspective modification intervention condition showed significant reductions in psychache and hopelessness at 1 month, relative to those in the control condition. Repeated-measures manovas did not reveal significantly greater changes in depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, or future time perspective. No results at 6 months were found to be significant. These results suggest that a future time perspective modification intervention can reduce important predictors of suicidality, although the sustainability of these gains and their relation to suicide is unclear.
Description: Thesis (Master, Psychology) -- Queen's University, 2011-08-29 13:29:07.463
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/6684
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Department of Psychology Graduate Theses

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