Title

Benchmarking the “Question, Persuade, Refer” Program Against Evaluations of Established Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainings

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12430

Abstract

Gatekeeper training is a common approach for aiding suicidal youth. This study utilizes comparative effectiveness “benchmarks” from established programs to evaluate the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) program. The QPR program was implemented with adults (N = 2,389) working in youth-serving community agencies. Questionnaires assessed suicide prevention knowledge, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and behaviors. Consistent with benchmarked studies, participants in QPR demonstrated knowledge and suicide prevention behavior gains compared with control groups. Future research should utilize benchmarking methods as a measure of effectiveness, and more thoroughly assess mechanisms that promote behavior change.

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Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v. 49, issue 2, p. 353-370

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