The Effectiveness of Suicide Surveillance and Prevention Guidelines with the Community Participation in Sam Sung District, Khon Kaen Province

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Jagkrit Chaitongsri
Arthittaya Butsaeng
Jesada Surawan
Pattama Lophongpanit



Objective: To study the effectiveness of suicide surveillance and prevention guidelines with the community participation in Sam Sung District, Khon Kaen Province

Method: This was a quasi-experimental pre-test and post-test studies research design. Data were collected from September 1 - December 31, 2020. The sample groups were purposive sampling include the suicidal risk groups, which divided into the control and experimental group, 30 people for each group, Sam Sung health service network, suicide risk families and buddy families. The research tools consisted of 1) teaching plans, 2) assessment of knowledge, attitudes and surveillance behaviors of suicide prevention 3) the 2-questions depression screening form, the 9-questions depression screening form, and the 8-questions suicidal ideation form (8Q) from the Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Health. The Index of item objective congruence was .092 and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.863. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and inferential statistics as paired t-test and independent sample t-test statistics.

Results: The mean score of knowledge in Sam Sung health service network group after training was statistically significantly higher than before training at .05 (p-value .000). The mean score of knowledge, attitude, and behavior of suicide prevention surveillance in suicide risk families and buddy families’ groups after training were statistically significantly higher than before training at .05 (p-value .000, .002, and .000 respectively) The experimental suicidal risk group had a 9-question depression screening mean score significantly lower than the control group at .05 (p-value .000).

Conclusion:  Provide knowledge and skills of suicide prevention surveillance and transfer to the families and communities together with the development of mental health knowledge in suicide risk groups can decrease depression and the idea of suicide effectively.

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Chaitongsri, J. ., Butsaeng, A. ., Surawan, J. ., & Lophongpanit, P. . (2022). The Effectiveness of Suicide Surveillance and Prevention Guidelines with the Community Participation in Sam Sung District, Khon Kaen Province. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 67(1), 59–70. Retrieved from
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