Table 18Summary evidence profile for RCTs of individual psychological interventions: self-harm and suicide-related outcomes

OutcomeSelf-harmSuicide attemptsSelf-harm and suicide attempts
TherapySTEPPS (follow-up only)CBT STEPPS (follow-up only)CAT
Dichotomous dataRR = 0.78 (0.47, 1.27) (34% versus 44%)RR = 0.81 (0.5, 1.31) (41% versus 51%)
 Quality of evidenceVery lowVery low
 Number of studies/participants(K = 1; n = 101)(K = 1; n = 78)
 Forest plotPsych 02.06Psych 02.06
Follow-up 1RR = 1.03 (0.71, 1.48) (52% versus 51%) (1 year follow-up)RR = 1.08 (0.53, 2.21) (23% versus 21%) (1 year follow-up)RR = 1.8 (0.88, 3.72) (39% versus 22%)
 Quality of evidenceVery lowVery lowModerate
 Number of studies/participants(K = 1; n = 108)(K = 1; n = 108)(K = 1; n = 78)
 Forest plotPsych 02.06Psych 02.06Psych 02.06
Follow-up 2RR = 0.8 (0.54, 1.2) (43% versus 54%) (24 months’ follow-up)RR = 0.98 (0.51, 1.87) (32% versus 32%)
 Quality of evidenceVery lowVery low
 Number of studies/participants(K = 1; n = 101)(K = 1; n = 78)
 Forest plotPsych 02.06Psych 02.06
Continuous dataWMD = −0.41 (−0.72, −0.1)
 Quality of evidenceModerate
 Number of studies/participants(K = 1; n = 101)
 Forest plotPsych 02.05
Follow-up 1WMD = −0.86 (−1.82, 0.1) (24 months)
 Quality of evidenceModerate
 Number of studies/participants(K = 1; n = 101)
 Forest plotPsych 02.05

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