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Reducing Suicidal Ideation

- candidate number21293
- NTR NumberNTR5028
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR6-jan-2015
- Secondary IDsNL48478.029.14 
- Public TitleReducing Suicidal Ideation
- Scientific TitleReducing Suicidal Ideation among Turkish Migrants in the Netherlands and in the UK: Effectiveness of an Online Intervention
- hypothesisThe online self-help programme is more effective in reducing suicidal thinking compared to the information website in the Turkish community
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedSuicide attempt, Suicidal behaviour, Suicidal thoughts
- Inclusion criteria1)18 years and older,
2)being Turkish, which is defined as being born in Turkey or having at least one parent being born in Turkey and speaking the Turkish, Dutch or English language, and
3) presenting mild to severe suicidal ideation. This is defined as a score 1 and above on the Beck Suicide Severity (BSS) scale.
4) Participants also need to have an access to PC and internet and have sufficient command of English, Dutch or Turkish.
5) Finally they need to be willing to provide their name, telephone number and e-mail address of themselves as well as from their GP.
- Exclusion criteria1) Persons under the age of 18 years and
2) insufficient knowledge of the Turkish or Dutch language.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- group[default]
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-mrt-2015
- planned closingdate30-dec-2017
- Target number of participants286
- InterventionsOnline self-help programme which is adapted for the Turkish community living in the Netherlands and in the UK
- Primary outcomesuicidal ideation
- Secondary outcomeself-harm and suicide attempt, depression, suicidal ideation attributes, hopelessness, anxiety, worrying, quality of life, satisfaction with the treatment
- TimepointsAdaptation of the online self-help modules will be finalized in 2015, the trial website will be ready and the recruitment will start in October 2015, the recruitment will be finalized in December 2016, the writing up will be finalized in December 2017.
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center, Department of Clinical Psychology, Queen Mary University of London
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
European Commission
- PublicationsEylem, O., Kerkhof, A.J.M. & van Straten, A. (2014). Study protocol: Reducing suicidal thinking among Turkish migrants living in The Netherlands and in the UK: Effectiveness of an online intervention. Commissioned Publication.

Lopez, J.E., Eylem, O. & Byrne, A. (2013). Transplanting the tree:a narrative approach to work with migration-related difficulties. Manuscript Submitted for Publication

Eylem, O (2010). Positive Parenting Programmes in Early Childhood Development: Implications for Turkey. New Horizons.

Stoyanova, S., Eylem, O., Veskioja, B., McDermott, E., Bozhilov, D., Slavov, S., Voetmann, K. (2010). Attitudes towards andsocial represenations of young people. In: Slavchov, B., Lazarova, E. (Eds), Social Cognition in Action. Book with publications from the European Summer School "Social Cognition" 17th-24th July 2010, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 59-67.

Eylem, O (2010). Development and Preliminary Validation of the Self-Harm Questionnaire (SHQ). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & CO.KG.

Eylem, O (2009). Which components of CBT are the most suitable for use in primary care? London Journal of Primary Care,Retrieved April 21, 2009, from
- Brief summaryBackground: The Turkish community, living in Europe, has an increased risk for suicidal ideation and attempted suicide. Online self-help may be an effective way of engagement with this community. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a culturally adapted, guided, CBT based online self-help intervention targeting suicidal ideation for Turkish adults living in the Netherlands and in the UK.
Methods/Design: This study will be performed in 2 phases. First, the Dutch online intervention will be adapted to Turkish culture. The second phase is a randomized controlled trial with 2 conditions: experimental and waiting list control. Ethical approval has been granted the trial in London and Amsterdam. The experimental group obtains direct access to the intervention, which takes 6 weeks to complete. Participants in the waiting list condition obtain access to the modules after 6 weeks. Participants in both conditions are assessed at baseline, post-test and followed up 3 months after post-test. Primary outcome measure is reduction in frequency and intensity of suicidal thoughts. Secondary outcome measures are self-harm, attempted suicide, suicide ideation attributes, depression, hopelessness, anxiety, quality of life, worrying and satisfaction with the treatment.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD6-jan-2015 - 15-apr-2015

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