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Table 4 Actions not consistent with best practice guidelines—vignette

From: Effects of the Mental Health First Aid for the suicidal person course on beliefs about suicide, stigmatising attitudes, confidence to help, and intended and actual helping actions: an evaluation

Item Pre-course Post-course 6-month follow-up
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Wait and see if things get worse before speaking to John 1.72 0.80 1.24 0.57 − 0.60 1.38 0.65 − 0.43
Try to convince John that suicide is wrong 3.15 1.16 2.58 1.49 − 0.49 3.00 1.44 − 0.13
Promise John that you will not tell anyone about his suicidal thoughts 2.57 1.31 1.90 1.23 − 0.51 1.95 1.16 − 0.48
  1. p < 0.0001 for (average of scores)