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Table 1 Overview of variables and measures for the four data sources across the three arms of the study (suicides, high-risk self-harm cases, GP patient controls)

From: Psychosocial, psychiatric and work-related risk factors associated with suicide in Ireland: optimised methodological approach of a case-control psychological autopsy study

  Coroner’s checklist (suicide cases only) Self-report (semi-structured interviews) (self-harm patients & GP controls only) Family informants (all three arms) Healthcare professionals (all three arms)
Cause of death and circumstances; Description of self-harm and circumstances Description of manner and cause of death Circumstances around suicide (objective intent SIS) Date of death Verdict based on inquest Toxicology results Description of method of self-harm act Circumstances around self-harm act (objective intent SIS) Circumstances around self-harm act (subjective intent SIS) Description of manner and cause of death Circumstances around suicide/self- harm act (objective intent SIS) Description of manner and cause of death Circumstances around suicide/self-harm act (objective intent SIS)
Work-related Employment status Profession and setting Contractual agreement Employment Sector (NACE) Job insecurity (COPSOQ) Work-family conflict (COPSOQ) Social community at work (COPSOQ) Job demands (JCQ - short form) Job control (JCQ - short form) Job support (JCQ short form) Employment status Profession and setting Contractual agreement Employment sector (NACE) Job insecurity (COPSOQ) Work-family conflict (COPSOQ) Social community at work (COPSOQ) Job demands (JCQ - short form) Job control (JCQ - short form) Job support (JCQ short form) Employment status Profession and setting Contractual agreement Employment sector (NACE) Profession and setting
Psychiatric, psychological Precipitants - Stressful and traumatic events (short checklist) History of non-fatal suicidal behaviour Suicidal behaviour by role models Family/personal history (esp. abuse/violence) Psychiatric history incl. Psychiatric diagnoses Physical health Alcohol and drug abuse Primary care history Psychiatric treatment (incl. Psychotropic medication) history Precipitants - Stressful and traumatic events (long checklist) History of non-fatal suicidal behaviour Suicidal behaviour by role models Family/ personal history (exp) Psychiatric history (incl. Views of service) Physical health (diagnosed illnesses, pain, reduction of physical capabilities) Alcohol and drug abuse Primary care history (short) Recent depressive symptoms Impulsivity [DII] Coping [Brief COPE] Precipitants to death - traumatic events (long checklist) History of non-fatal suicidal behaviour Suicidal behaviour by role models Family/ personal history (exp) Psychiatric history (incl. Views of service) Physical health Alcohol and drug abuse Primary care history (short) Recent depressive symptoms Impulsivity (DII) Coping [Brief COPE] Precipitants to death-stressful and traumatic events (open question) History of non-fatal suicidal behaviour Family/ personal history (esp. abuse/violence) Psychiatric history incl. Psychiatric diagnoses Physical health Alcohol and drug abuse Primary care history Psychiatric treatment (incl. Psychotropic medication) Recent depressive symptoms
Psychosocial Life events Social network [DSSI-10] Life events Social network [DSSI-10] Life events Life events