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Could a brief assessment of negative emotions and self-esteem identify adolescents at current and future risk of self-harm in the community? A prospective cohort analysis

Rhiannon Phillips16*, Melissa R Spears2, Alan A Montgomery3, Abigail Millings4, Kapil Sayal5 and Paul Stallard1

Author Affiliations

1 Department for Health, University of Bath, 22-23 Eastwood, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

2 School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK

3 Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, Nottingham Health Science Partners, C Floor, Queen’s Medical Centre, South Block, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK

4 Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP, UK

5 Division of Psychiatry and Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK

6 Institute of Primary Care & Public Health, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, Heath Park, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:604  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-604

Published: 22 June 2013

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Area Under the ROC Curve (AUC), sensitivity and specificity at suggested cut-off points to detect self harm (none vs. any reported over the past six months).

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