Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Kathleen Farrell, DNSc, RN
Pamela Bastiano, DNP, PMHNP-BC, RN
Betty Holte, DNP, MSN, ARNP
Veteran suicide is a serious and persistent national problem, which demands an effective treatment intervention. This Evidence-Based Practice project (EBP) addressed the question: Do patients with a psychiatric in-patient diagnosis of suicide ideation, who after discharge self-elect outpatient Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) treatment over a 6-week time frame, reduce the likelihood of hospital readmission for suicidal ideation vs. patients who decline CBT-SP treatment and elect Treatment as Usual (TAU)? The literature is prolific in validating that CBT-SP is successful in determining the effectiveness of CBT-SP vs. TAU in reducing suicidal behaviors in adults.
Hospital readmission data were collected on both the CBT-SP and the TAU groups. The CBT-SP group collected a further measure utilizing the Quality of Life (QOL) Scale pre and post CBT-SP group intervention. Demographic variables of age, sex, and homelessness were compared to assess variability between the two groups. The CBT-SP and the TAU groups were compared for rehospitalization utilizing the Fisher Exact Test, which was statistically significant.
Larkin, W. (2020). Reducing Suicide by Providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention. [Doctoral project, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]. SOAR @ USA: Student Scholarly Projects Collection. https://doi.org/10.46409/sr.PONV6612
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