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Table3 Research questions rated as ‘important’ and ‘very important

From: Identification of research priorities for suicide prevention in Nepal: a Delphi study

Questions Round 2 Percentage of participants rating the question ‘important’ or ‘very important’ (%) Round 3 Percentage of participants rating the question ‘important’ or ‘very important’ (%)
How can we improve the current underreporting of suicide data in Nepal? 82% 97%
What is the magnitude of the problem (completed suicides and attempted suicides) by geography, age, gender, and caste? 97% 95%
What are the underlying risk and protective factors (social, cultural, and economic) that contribute to suicide? 89% 95%
What are the enabling and impeding factors influencing the help-seeking behaviour of people experiencing suicidal thoughts? 97% 95%
What is the status and need for resources (human, equipment, and funding) at health facilities, police stations, and hotlines to manage patients who have suicidal ideation or have attempted suicide? 89% 95%
What kind of activities should be planned for suicide prevention in Nepal at the various levels of government (Federal system)? 79% 95%
Which groups of people are more vulnerable to attempting suicide in Nepal? 89% 92%
How can suicidal screening be strengthened in primary care settings, what tools should be used, and who should be screened? 84% 92%
What are the needs of families and carers who are trying to support someone who is at risk of suicide or died by suicide? 92% 90%
What is the status of psychiatric services (assessment, referral) in district hospitals for suicide attempt patients and what proportion of suicide attempt patients receive psychiatric services? 87% 90%
How can suicide attempt survivors and their family members be supported to advocate to reduce suicidal attempts and to improve awareness? 87% 90%
What are the pathways to care among people who have attempted suicide? 95% 87%
What kind of suicide prevention programme needs to be implemented for adolescents and children? 74% 87%
What are the effective suicide prevention interventions in low- and middle-income countries (systematic review)? 87% 85%
What are the support needs of suicide attempt survivors and their family members? (For example, safe space for disclosure, psychological support etc.) 87% 85%
What are the community's (adolescents', parents') and stakeholders' (police, health workers, key government officials') perceptions and attitudes toward suicide and those who died by suicide? 97% 82%
What are the lived experiences and mental health needs of suicide attempt survivors? 79% 82%
How do we improve compliance and engagement in healthcare follow up among people who have attempted suicide? 97% 82%
What should be included in a culturally appropriate community intervention to prevent suicide, and how should it be implemented? 79% 82%
What is the status of pesticide sales and purchase monitoring in Nepal, and how can it help prevent suicide? 71% 82%
What are the outcomes and rehabilitation need of people who have tried to end their life? 87% 77%
How can telepsychiatry be used to help people having suicidal ideation? 71% 62%