Community study of suicidal behaviors and risk factors among Iranian adults

Shooshtary, M.H. and Malakouti, S.K. and Bolhari, J. and Nojomi, M. and Poshtmashhadi, M. and Amin, S.A. and Bertolote, J.M. and Fleischmann, A. (2008) Community study of suicidal behaviors and risk factors among Iranian adults. Archives of Suicide Research, 12 (2). pp. 141-147.

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Abstract

The present study is part of the WHO/SUPRE-MISS conducted in Iran. The aim of the study was to determine the lifetime prevalence of suicide behaviors in a community sample of Iranian adults. Five hundred and four families were selected randomly according to electricity bills in Karaj, 45 km from the capital city, represented the catchment area for this investigation. The SUPRE-MISS questionnaires used in this study compromised a variety of aspects of suicidal behaviors. Lifetime prevalence rates for suicidal ideation, planning and attempts were 14, 6.6, and 4.1 respectively. Tobacco users and long-term mental and physical disabilities were significantly higher among subjects with a history of suicidal attempts. Younger ages, tobacco abuse, and long-term mental or physical disabilities could be considered risk factors for attempting suicide. © International Academy for Suicide Research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 15
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; article; disabled person; female; health status; human; Iran; male; mental health service; residential care; risk factor; statistics; suicide attempt, Adult; Catchment Area (Health); Community Mental Health Services; Disabled Persons; Female; Health Status; Humans; Iran; Male; Risk Factors; Suicide, Attempted
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Depositing User: Arezoo Ghasemi siani
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 08:53
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 08:53
URI: http://eprints.iums.ac.ir/id/eprint/22784

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