01-475DL The Use of Theory-Based Formative Research to Design Suicide Prevention Messaging for U.S. Veterans in Midlife

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In this webinar, Elizabeth Karras, Ph.D. will be discussing her Health Education & Behavior paper “The Use of Theory-Based Formative Research to Design Suicide Prevention Messaging for U.S. Veterans in Midlife.” (It is published Online First.) U.S. military veterans have elevated suicide rates when compared to their civilian demographic peers. The burden of suicide is especially high among Veterans in midlife; more than two-thirds of veteran suicides deaths occur among those 50 years and older. Communication strategies for suicide prevention are increasingly popular as universal interventions to promote help-seeking.

However little research on this type of messaging has been conducted; effectively limiting the number of data-driven communication efforts available. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior as a guide, this research team used data collected from 809 telephone-based surveys of U.S. military veterans aged 44 to 65 years old. Findings point to several theoretical constructs to target when designing messages for veterans to encourage help-seeking for suicidal behaviors and mental health, more broadly.

 

Speaker Information:

Elizabeth Karras, PhD

Elizabeth Karras, Ph.D. is a health communication scientist and the Co-Director of Research at the Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She also holds academic appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) and the Injury Control Research Center at the West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV).

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 MCHES, 1.0 CPH, 1.0 Advanced-level CECH, 1.0 Category I CECH
Level:
Any
Production Date:
08/03/2018

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