Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/55146
Title: Differences in the adequacy of news about suicide in Spain vs. Victoria, Australia: are interventions aimed to the media effective?
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Rodriguez Rodriguez-Caro, Carlos J.. Hosp Gen Fuerteventura, Serv Psiquiatria, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain
Rodriguez Rodriguez-Caro, Carlos J.. Hosp Univ & Politecn La Fe, Serv Psiquiatria, Edificio D,Planta 6, Valencia 46026, Spain
Acosta Artiles, Francisco J.. Serv Canario Salud, Serv Salud Mental, Direcc Gen Programas Asistenciales, Madrid, Spain
Acosta Artiles, Francisco J.. Inst Salud Carlos III, Red Invest Serv Salud Enfermedades Cron REDISSEC, Madrid, Spain
Acosta Artiles, Francisco J.. Complejo Hosp Univ Insular Maternoinfantil, Serv Psiquiatria, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain
Cejas Medez, Maria R.. Hosp Univ Canarias, Serv Psiquiatria, Tenerife, Spain
Cejas Medez, Maria R.. Univ La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Ramallo-Farina, Yolanda. Fdn Canaria Inst Invest Sanitaria Canarias FIISC, Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain
Ramallo-Farina, Yolanda. Red Invest Serv Salud Enfermedades Cron REDISSEC, Madrid, Spain
Fernandez Garcimartin, Helena. Hosp Univ Infanta Sofia, Serv Psiquiatria & Salud Mental, Madrid, Spain
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Issue Date: 29-Jun-2021
Publisher: Ministerio de sanidad y consumo
Abstract: Background: News about suicide may have either a contagion effect or a protective effect. For this reason, interventions aimed to the media are a priority. However, the effectiveness of the interventions has not yet been elucidated. The objective of the study was to evaluate comparatively the characteristics and adequacy of suicide news articles between geographical areas in which interventions aimed at media either exist or not.Methods: We evaluated suicide news articles in the four main digital media of Spain (without interventions) and Victoria, Australia (with interventions), according to Alexa (a website traffic statistics). We assessed adherence to World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, avoidability, frequency, and typology of suicide news articles. The evaluation period was 6 months. Bivariate analysis was performed comparing the samples using t-test, Chi-Squared test and Fisher's exact test according to the type of variable.Results: We identified 378 suicide news articles: 141 in Spain and 237 in Victoria. Suicide news articles in Spain showed a lower degree of adherence to the WHO recommendations than those from Victoria (2.97 vs. 11.8; p
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/55146
ISSN: 1135-5727
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