SSIS-ACE: Psychological, psychiatric and work related factors with suicide
– a case-control study

 

Why is this study important?

Recent studies in Ireland have indicated an increased risk of suicide associated with specific occupations including the construction sector and agricultural occupations. The proposed study aims to improve the knowledge base on specific psychosocial, psychiatric and work-related risk factors associated with suicidal behaviour in Ireland and to gain insight into specific protective factors that prevent people from engaging in suicide.

What are the aims of the SSIS-ACE project?

Generally, to improve the knowledge base on specific psychosocial, psychiatric and work-related risk factors associated with suicide in Ireland and also to gain insight into specific protective factors that present people from dying by suicide.

Specifically:

1) To determine specific psychosocial, psychiatric and work-related factors associated with suicide. In order to determine specific factors associated with suicide

How will this be achieved?

We will investigate significant differences between suicide cases and General Practice patient controls, and between suicide cases and Emergency Department patient controls who have presented with an act of non-fatal self-harm.

2) To determine protective factors which prevent people from engaging in suicide

How will this be achieved?

We will examine which positive factors are reported by self-harm patients and the GP practice controls and which are significantly underrepresented among the suicide cases.

3) To investigate interaction effects between the specific psychosocial, psychiatric and work-related factors associated with suicide.

How will this be achieved?

We will investigate interaction effects among the psychosocial, psychiatric and work-related factors that are significantly associated with suicide based on comparison with the GP controls and self-harm patients in order to identify moderating variables.

4) To investigate consistency of information obtained retrospectively on suicide cases, deliberate self-harm patients and the general population using multiple sources.

I want to know more!

Please contact info@nsrf.ie