ID 111090
Author
Kuroda, Hiromi Hiratani Child Developmental Clinic
Ito, Masaya National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Kashimura, Masami Nippon Medical School
Keywords
structured writing
self-harm
emotion regulation
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Aims : This study investigated the efficacy of structured writing on reducing self-harm ideations and enhancing emotion regulation. Methods : Japanese university students (N=22) participated in the study. Participants were randomly assigned to the structured writing group (n=10 ; 70% female), or an assessment only control group (n=12 ; 67% female). For three consecutive days, participants in the intervention group performed structured writing that included psycho-education and self-reflection about emotions. The Self-Harm Ideation Scale, the Generalized Expectancy for Negative Mood Regulation Scale, and the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire- II were used to assess outcomes. Results : Structured writing had a short-term effect on expectancies for self-regulation of negative moods and acceptance of negative emotions, but had a limited effect on self-harm ideations. Conclusion : This study presents preliminary evidence that increasing awareness, learning, and reflection about emotions resulting from using a structured writing program is particularly useful for regulating emotions.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
64
Issue
1-2
Start Page
74
End Page
78
Sort Key
74
Published Date
2017-02
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DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
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departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences