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Inspiração: evaluation of virtual platform for promotion of mental health and prevention of suicidal behaviour

Grant number: 19/15022-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2019
Effective date (End): August 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Psychiatric Nursing
Principal researcher:Kelly Graziani Giacchero Vedana
Grantee:Daniele Maria Nogueira
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


Suicide is the second most common cause of death among young people 15 to 29 years and the Internet exerts important influence of this audience, including in preventing or encouraging suicidal behavior. It is important to investigate the communication about the suicide on the internet and develop preventive strategies online. This research is a subproject linked to Regular Aid Process FAPESP: 2017/24024-7. This study aims to characterize the registered users on the platform and analyze InspirAção posts sent, interactions, themes, regularity of access, preferences, reported issues and evaluation of the software InspirAção (elaborated in Regular Aid Project FAPESP Process: 2017/24024-7). This will be a mixed study that will combine different strategies for data collection. The quantitative data will be analyzed by descriptive statistics and later, the use of parametric or non-parametric statistic will be set according to the normality of the distribution of the measures. The qualitative data will be submitted for thematic analysis for the identification of themes or patterns and meanings within data. The sub-projects that make up the proposal have scientific merit, originality and relevance to the scientific, technological development and innovation, in addition to having social relevance by addressing a problem impacting and preventable. The project will result in scientific productions will make advances in knowledge about suicide prevention in virtual environments.

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