An investigation into the role of alcohol in self-harm in rural Sri Lanka: a protocol for a multimethod, qualitative study

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An investigation into the role of alcohol in self-harm in rural Sri Lanka: a protocol for a multimethod, qualitative study. / Sørensen, Jane Brandt; Rheinländer, Thilde; Sørensen, Birgitte Refslund; Pearson, Melissa; Agambodi, Thilini; Siribaddana, Sisara; Konradsen, Flemming.

In: B M J Open, Vol. 4, No. 10, 2014, p. 1-8.

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Sørensen, JB, Rheinländer, T, Sørensen, BR, Pearson, M, Agambodi, T, Siribaddana, S & Konradsen, F 2014, 'An investigation into the role of alcohol in self-harm in rural Sri Lanka: a protocol for a multimethod, qualitative study', B M J Open, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005860

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Sørensen, J. B., Rheinländer, T., Sørensen, B. R., Pearson, M., Agambodi, T., Siribaddana, S., & Konradsen, F. (2014). An investigation into the role of alcohol in self-harm in rural Sri Lanka: a protocol for a multimethod, qualitative study. B M J Open, 4(10), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005860

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Sørensen JB, Rheinländer T, Sørensen BR, Pearson M, Agambodi T, Siribaddana S et al. An investigation into the role of alcohol in self-harm in rural Sri Lanka: a protocol for a multimethod, qualitative study. B M J Open. 2014;4(10):1-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005860

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Sørensen, Jane Brandt ; Rheinländer, Thilde ; Sørensen, Birgitte Refslund ; Pearson, Melissa ; Agambodi, Thilini ; Siribaddana, Sisara ; Konradsen, Flemming. / An investigation into the role of alcohol in self-harm in rural Sri Lanka: a protocol for a multimethod, qualitative study. In: B M J Open. 2014 ; Vol. 4, No. 10. pp. 1-8.

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abstract = "Introduction: Sri Lanka has one of the highest suicideand self-harm rates in the world and although alcoholhas been found to be a risk factor for self-harm in SriLanka, we know little about the connection betweenthe two. This paper comprises a protocol for aqualitative study investigating alcohol’s role in selfharmin rural Sri Lanka at three levels: the individual,community and policy level. The analysis will bringnew understanding of the link between alcohol andself-harm in Sri Lanka, drawing on structural, culturaland social concepts. It will equip researchers, healthsystems and policy makers with vital information fordeveloping strategies to address alcohol-relatedproblems as they relate to self-harm.Methods and analysis: To capture the complexity ofthe link between alcohol and self-harm in theAnuradhapura district in the North Central Province in SriLanka, qualitative methods will be utilised. Specifically,the data will consist of serial narrative life-story interviewswith up to 20 individuals who have non-fatally selfharmedand where alcohol directly or indirectly wasinvolved in the incidence as well as with their significantothers; observations in communities and families; sixfocus group discussions with community members; andkey-informant interviews with 15–25 stakeholders whohave a stake in alcohol distribution, marketing, policies,prevention and treatment as they relate to self-harm.Ethics and dissemination: The study has receivedethical approval from the Ethical Review Committee ofthe Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, RajarataUniversity of Sri Lanka. A sensitive data collectiontechnique will be used and ethical issues will beconsidered throughout the study.Results: The results will be disseminated in scientificpeer-reviewed articles in collaboration with Sri Lankanand other international research partners.",
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