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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Attempted Suicide: A Descriptive Study With Patients Admitted To A General Hospital [tentativas De Suicídio Envolvendo Risco De Vida: Internações Em Um Hospital Geral]
Author: Rapeli C.B.
Botega N.J.
Abstract: This study was carried out at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil. It describes the profile of 53 patients consecutively admitted to a general hospital after attempted suicide. A standardized instrument comprising clinical and demographic date was used. Most patients were male (66%) adolescents and young adults. The patients' mean age was 29 years old. Five (9%) patients died; all of them were male with a mean age of 23 years old. Male patients presented higher suicidal intent. They asked less frequently for help after the attempt. Among men the act had been more frequently planned and was believed to be lethal, revealing lesser degrees of impulsivity as compared to the observed in the female group. Poisoning was used in 77% of the cases. Shooting was used by three of the five who died. The other two used poisoning. Seventy-three per cent of the patients had from moderate to severe physical danger. Relating to the clinical profile, motivation, suicide intent and risk of life, the patients assessed in this study comprised an heterogeneous group.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 1998
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