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Table 2 Suicide self-efficacy domain-based outcomes (mean and SD) among nurses working in KNH A and E (N = 64)

From: Suicide prevention by emergency nurses: perceived self-efficacy in assessment, management and referral at Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya

Suicide item domain Suicide item description Mean (SD)
How confident are you that you can
 A1 Interview people to elicit key information about risk factors 6.32 (2.21)
 A2 Use screening instrument to assess risk 5.90 (2.15)
 A3 Identify a person who is presenting risk to self 6.52 (2.01)
 A4 Identify a person who is presenting risk to others 6.55 (2.07)
 A5 Differentiate between people presenting high risk and low risk 6.00 (2.15)
 A6 Synthesize relevant information in a formal or written risk assessment 6.13 (2.26)
Domain A total composite score-risk assessment 6.09 (2.08)
 B1 Use specific interventions focusing on risk of self-harm or self-neglect 6.13 (2.06)
 B2 Help people to minimize the severity of risk to self 6.66 (1.98)
 B3 Use specific interventions focusing on risks of harm to (or neglect of) others 6.26 (2.07)
 B4 Help people to minimize the severity of risk to others 6.84 (2.26)
 B5 Develop rapport with people who present significant risks 7.16 (2.05)
 B6 Manage risks in line with organizational confidentiality policies 6.34 (2.38)
 B7 Use strategies to avoid malpractices liability or disciplinary action 6.16 (2.30)
 B8 Develop a formal or written risk management plan 5.68 (2.51)
Domain B total-risk management 6.25 (2.27)
 C1 Appropriately judge whether or not a person should be referred to an external service or professional on the basis of risk 6.69 (2.13)
 C2 Identify an appropriate service to refer someone on the basis of risk 6.56 (2.15)
 C3 Successful refer and engage a person with an appropriate service 6.60 (2.16)
 C4 Motivate a person to successfully self-refer to an appropriate service 6.74 (2.55)
Domain C total-risk referral process 6.55 (2.36)
Total self-efficacy in suicide risk assessment management and referral 6.19 (2.11)