Aims: To evaluate variables and factors linked to attempted suicide in psychiatric patients. Study Design: Case control study. Place and Duration: Psychiatric Department, S. Gerardo Health Care Trust (Italy), between January 2000 and July 2007. Methods: We recruited 32 patients (25 females and 7 males) admitted following a suicide attempt and patients with the same clinical diagnosis and no history of attempted suicide matched for socio-demographic characteristics. We administered 6 tests for the evaluation of personality traits (TCI-R), global psychopathology (SCL-90), quality of life (WHOQOL), Social adaptation (SASS), health (SF 36) and interpersonal relationships (IIP). Results: We obtained statistically significant differences between patients who attempted suicide and patients who did not in two subscales: harm avoidance (TCI-R, p=.021) and environmental area (WHOQOL, p=.036). Conclusion: This study suggests psychiatric patients less prone to inhibiting their behaviours and less afraid of the unknown, having a worse perception of their living environment safety and a poorer economic status may be at higher risk of suicide attempt

di GIACOMO, E., Giampieri, E., Clerici, M. (2013). Variables Linked to Attempted Suicide in the Psychiatric Field: A Case Control Study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH, 3(4), 1154-1163 [10.9734/BJMMR/2013/2994].

Variables Linked to Attempted Suicide in the Psychiatric Field: A Case Control Study

di GIACOMO, ESTER
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CLERICI, MASSIMO
2013

Abstract

Aims: To evaluate variables and factors linked to attempted suicide in psychiatric patients. Study Design: Case control study. Place and Duration: Psychiatric Department, S. Gerardo Health Care Trust (Italy), between January 2000 and July 2007. Methods: We recruited 32 patients (25 females and 7 males) admitted following a suicide attempt and patients with the same clinical diagnosis and no history of attempted suicide matched for socio-demographic characteristics. We administered 6 tests for the evaluation of personality traits (TCI-R), global psychopathology (SCL-90), quality of life (WHOQOL), Social adaptation (SASS), health (SF 36) and interpersonal relationships (IIP). Results: We obtained statistically significant differences between patients who attempted suicide and patients who did not in two subscales: harm avoidance (TCI-R, p=.021) and environmental area (WHOQOL, p=.036). Conclusion: This study suggests psychiatric patients less prone to inhibiting their behaviours and less afraid of the unknown, having a worse perception of their living environment safety and a poorer economic status may be at higher risk of suicide attempt
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Attempted suicide; risk factors; TCI-R; WHOQOL; quality of life; psychiatric patients
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di GIACOMO, E., Giampieri, E., Clerici, M. (2013). Variables Linked to Attempted Suicide in the Psychiatric Field: A Case Control Study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH, 3(4), 1154-1163 [10.9734/BJMMR/2013/2994].
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