Table 11Personal Construct Psychotherapy

Domains pertaining to strength of evidenceMagnitude of effectStrength of evidence
Number of studies;
# of subjects
Risk of bias (Design/Risk of bias)ConsistencyDirectnessPrecisionMagnitude of effectHigh, Moderate, Low, Insufficient
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Deaths by suicide after 5 years
 1; 40High (RCT/High)N/AIndirectImprecisePCP = 1; NCP = 2; p not reportedInsufficient
Repetition of deliberate self-harm after 5 years
 1; 40High (RCT/High)N/AIndirectImprecise39% vs 58% (P=0.15)Insufficient

From: APPENDIX S, STRENGTH OF EVIDENCE RATINGS FOR PRIMARY STUDIES RELATED TO PSYCHOTHERAPY

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