BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated a relationship between newspaper reporting of actual or fictional suicides and subsequent suicidal behaviors. Previous measures of the quality of reporting lack consistency concerning which specific elements should be included and how they should be weighted. AIMS: To develop an instrument, PRINTQUAL, comprising two scales of the quality (poor and good) of newspaper reporting of suicide that can be used in future studies of reporting. METHOD: A first...Expand abstract
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PRINTQUAL - a measure for assessing the quality of newspaper reporting of suicide.
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