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Self-Injurious Behavior - Science topic

Behavior in which persons hurt or harm themselves without the motive of suicide or of sexual deviation.
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Ive read about some scales that I would like to use to create mine but I cannot find the actual scale: Attitudes towards attempted suicide, Attitudes towards deliberate self harm, suicide opinion questionnaire. Ive emailed authors but no response. Please help
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Thanks guys. I have googled it and been searching for a couple weeks now.
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Currently trying to obtain as many pieces of research as possible for my dissertation around the implementation of DBT within the inpatient unit for those with a diagnosis of BPD. Primarily resulting in an effect on parasuicidal behaviour.
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Hello Sarah, Dr Emily Fox, Consultant clinical psychologist, has published a number of pieces in this area. This includes a book chapter ‘delivering DBT in inpatient settings’ In the Oxford handbook of DBT. She has also published service Evaluations of DBT in inpatient settings.
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I am looking for peer reviewed articles on self injurious behavior in children with autism for research project required in one of my class in Master's program.
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1) Waters P, Healy O. Investigating the Relationship between Self-Injurious Behavior, Social Deficits, and Cooccurring Behaviors in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Res Treat. 2012;2012:156481. doi: 10.1155/2012/156481. Epub 2012 Nov 7. PMID: 23193469; PMCID: PMC3502765.
2) Handen BL, Mazefsky CA, Gabriels RL, Pedersen KA, Wallace M, Siegel M; Autism and Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC). Risk Factors for Self-injurious Behavior in an Inpatient Psychiatric Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Naturalistic Observation Study. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Nov;48(11):3678-3688. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3460-2. PMID: 29368233; PMCID: PMC6057836.
3) Gulsrud A, Lin CE, Park MN, Hellemann G, McCracken J. Self-injurious behaviours in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). J Intellect Disabil Res. 2018 Dec;62(12):1030-1042. doi: 10.1111/jir.12490. Epub 2018 Apr 25. PMID: 29696700.
4) Steenfeldt-Kristensen C, Jones CA, Richards C. The Prevalence of Self-injurious Behaviour in Autism: A Meta-analytic Study. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Nov;50(11):3857-3873. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04443-1. PMID: 32297123; PMCID: PMC7557528.
They're much more on pubmed and some are open access
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Emotional regulation is known to be .associated with Non-suicidal self-injury. In order to understand this phenomenon in a systemic context we are looking for measurement tools that evaluate emotions and their regulations from a systemic perspective. Any lead would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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This article may interest you:
file:///Users/scheung/Downloads/55-107-1-SM.pdf
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I am looking for any information that supports the notion that self-injurious behavior (face slapping) is specifically related to a pre-existing TBI for a child with multiple pre-morbid developmental delays in the moderate to severe range of ID. I would appreciate any articles or studies that address this. I am also interested in any research that supports the notion that such increases are more likely due to factors such as cognitive impairment, limited communication skills, emerging adolescence, or as a result of transitions (e.g., removing an iPad suddenly).
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Thank you for the responses to date. In particular, I am looking for any research that indicates the likelihood of SIB following a TBI in the same way there is some research indicating that motor tics may follow a TBI episode. I am not aware of any and have not come upon any such articles, chapters, or publications.
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I just finished reading this article on the founder of the neo nazi website stormfront.
This following passage sticks out to me. I thought it might stick out to others who are in the field of behavior analysis.
"After the breakup, Dan Newman, another friend at the time, remembers Anglin once bashing his head into the walls of his bedroom in such a frenzy that his mother had to call the police."
A few semesters ago a assisted a doctoral candidate with  data collection with a severely autistic patient. 
He wanted to design a program to decrease self injurious behavior in a severely autistic child, specifically head slapping and head banging.
I know you cannot diagnose someone as being on the autism spectrum from one select passage.
However, if you use his friend's description of the behavior, could it not function as an indirect assessment? And, if so, could it be possible that one of the worst propogandists in our current political climate is on the autism spectrum?
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A functional assessment and a CARS are insufficient information for a diagnosis. Behavioral analysis is insufficient to diagnose psychological disorders. A comprehensive evaluation, ideally conducted by a team consisting of a psychologist, pediatrician/psychiatrist, speech pathologist, and in some cases a school psychologist and occupational therapist would be completed. The evaluation would ideally include the ADOS & ADI-R (the gold standard in the diagnosis of autism), behavioral rating scales, intellectual assessment, genetic screening,developmental history, speech language evaluation, and an assessment of sensory differences so that autism can be ruled in or out. Psychologists and psychiatrists do not attempt to diagnose well known figures due to the lack of sufficient first hand information to complete a diagnosis.
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I am considering research in to Emergency staff responses to presentations with deliberate self harm and considering research questionnaires that may be suitable?
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J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2007 Aug;14(5):438-45.
Measuring nurse attitudes towards deliberate self-harm: the Self-Harm Antipathy Scale (SHAS).
Patterson P1, Whittington R, Bogg J.
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Most mental health nurses engage at some point with clients who harm themselves and these nurses often experience strong negative emotional reactions. Prolonged engagement with relapsing clients can lead to antipathy, and 'malignant alienation'. The study reported here has the aim of developing a brief, robust instrument for assessing nurse attitudes in this area. The Self-Harm Antipathy Scale, developed here on a sample of 153 healthcare professionals, has 30 attitudinal items with six factors. It has acceptable face validity, good internal consistency and some evidence of good test-retest reliability. It discriminates effectively between criterion groups. Overall this is evidence for the complexity of nurses' responses to this client group but such complex attitudes can still be assessed using a relatively brief structured instrument.
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I read about resilience, but maybe there are more specific tools.
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Hello Olga
These papers do not provide actual questionnaires, but might be of help to identify questionnaires relevant to you. Apart from the first, they are from the sports perspective.
 Tedeschi, R. G., & Calhoun, L. G. (1996). The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory: Measuring the positive legacy of trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 9(3), 455-471.
One of the authors of the paper below is a member of ResearchGate (Richard Tedeschi) - it might be worthwhile looking at his page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Tedeschi
 This next paper is quite old, now, but in developing a model, they review various questionnaires regarding sports injury:
Andersen, M. B., & Williams, J. M. (1988). A model of stress and athletic injury: Prediction and prevention. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10(3), 294-306.
The following looks at the above model and uses various questionnaires to test parts of the framework:
Hanson, S. J., McCullagh, P., & Tonymon, P. (1992). The relationship of personality characteristics, life stress, and coping resources to athletic injury. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 14(3), 262-272.
 The paper below is probably not sufficiently based around injury for your request:
Ptacek, J. T. (1995). Development and validation of a multidimensional measure of sport-specific psychological skills: The Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 379, 398.
 Another two more recent papers may be of interest:
 Swirtun, L. R., & Renström, P. (2008). Factors affecting outcome after anterior cruciate ligament injury: a prospective study with a six‐year follow‐up. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 18(3), 318-324.
 Ekenman, I., Hassmén, P., Koivula, N., Rolf, C., & Felländer-Tsai, L. (2001). Stress fractures of the tibia: can personality traits help us detect the injury-prone athlete?. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 11(2), 87-95.
Hope this is of some help
Mary
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That is a large wound, a large part of her cheek is affected. Proper wound care is essential, to prevent infection (it is also close to the eye) and proper healing. Since it on a visible place and it will be visible the rest of her life. Hopefully it is possible to stop her from continuing this behavior.  
I agree with the others about exploring an underlying cause. I was wondering if there is a reason to rule out assault (since the title says the woman used the needle in secret)? And I would check (if possible) her medical history. The onset of such severe self injury on a later age is striking to me.