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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