Saška Roškar

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BACKGROUND Evidence-based best practices for incorporation into an optimal multilevel intervention for suicide prevention should be identifiable in the literature. AIMS To identify effective interventions for the prevention of suicidal behavior. METHODS Review of systematic reviews found in the Pubmed, Cochrane, and DARE databases. Steps include(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that many suicide victims have had contact with their physicians a week or month prior to their suicide. AIMS To assess the date of the last appointment (and complaint) of suicide victims in the Skofja Loka region within Slovenia. METHOD We included all suicide victims in the region in the period 1993-2003. Each(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of international research on suicide by drug overdose as a preventable suicide method. Sex- and age-specific rates of suicide by drug self-poisoning (ICD-10, X60-64) and the distribution of drug types used in 16 European countries were studied, and compared with other self-poisoning methods (X65-69) and intentional self-injury(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide and non-fatal suicidal behaviour are significant public health issues in Europe requiring effective preventive interventions. However, the evidence for effective preventive strategies is scarce. The protocol of a European research project to develop an optimized evidence based program for suicide prevention is presented. METHOD The(More)
AIM To investigate the characteristics of undetermined deaths by examining similarities and differences between undetermined deaths and other death categories, such as suicides, fatal traffic accidents, and remaining deaths. METHODS The group of undetermined deaths was compared to other death categories with respect to sex, age, marital status, and month(More)
AIM To implement and evaluate an educational program for primary care physicians on recognition and treatment of depression and suicide prevention. METHOD The study was conducted in 3 Slovenian neighboring regions (Celje, Ravne na Koroskem, and Podravska) with similar suicide rates and other health indicators. All primary care physicians from Celje(More)
BACKGROUND Different types of marital status are associated with different levels of suicidal risk. AIMS To study marital status change and the effect of its recency in relation to suicidal behavior. METHODS Suicide victims (1614) in Slovenia and matched controls (4617) were compared for incidence and recency of marital status change during the last 5(More)
BACKGROUND After the railway suicide of the German national goalkeeper Robert Enke in 2009, a significant increase of railway suicides was observed nationally. This study analyses whether this incident also triggered copycat effects in other European countries. Additionally, media coverage proxied by Google Trends and long-term changes taking into account(More)
BACKGROUND Next to feelings of hopelessness, certain cognitive features such as problem solving deficiency, attentional bias and reduced future positive thinking are involved in the development and maintenance of suicidal behavior. The aim of this study was to examine feelings of hopelessness and problem solving ability in depressed suicide attempters and(More)