Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   2015 , Volume 7 , Number 3; Page(s) 537 To 550.
 
Paper: 

DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PATIENTS WITH SUICIDE ATTEMPT IN BOJNURD; 2014

 
 
Author(s):  HOJJAT S.K., HATAMI S.E., NOROZI KHALILI M.*, KAZEMI S., DANESH M., SAMADI BILEHSAVAR A., NAGHDI POUR J., KAMKAR KHABUSHAN M., ANSARI H.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, NORTH KHORASAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHAHRIAR STREET, BOJNURD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Objectives: suicide is one of the main reasons of mortality in the world and many countries involve with this major health issue. Pattern of suicide attempt is different in countries. Aim of this study was to assess the pattern of suicide attempt for suicide in patients who admitted in hospital.
Material & Methods: this research was a descriptive analytical study. Participants include all patients who admitted along one year (2013-2014) in Imam Reza hospital in Bojnurd city with suicide attempt (based on psychiatric interview). Require data such as pattern of suicide and kind of drug used collected by researcher designed checklist.
Data were analyzed by SPSS. Chi-square test was used to analyze the data.
Result: 281 patients with suicide attempt included in this study.35.2% of samples were women and 64.8% was men. Mean age of samples was 24±9.07 year. We found a significant relation between variables such as age, gender and marital status and reason of suicide attempt. Drug poisoning was the most pattern of suicide attempt.
Benzodiazepines were the most prevalence drugs used by patients for suicide. Argument with family or spouse was the most reason for suicide attempt based on patients self report.
Conclusions: The policy of the country is necessary to pay more attention to the issue of access of individuals to various drugs, as well as through the media and volunteers to manage and control the amount of medication in each house to inform and educate access to the people at high risk of unsafe drugs, less fatal to happen.

 
Keyword(s): SUICIDE ATTEMPT, DRUGS, PATTERN OF SUICIDE ATTEMPT
 
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