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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Social Support And Suicide Attempt [rede De Apoio Social E Tentativa De Suicídio]
Author: Gaspari V.P.P.
Botega N.J.
Abstract: Aim: To asses the support network of people that attempted suicide and were being seen at the emergency room of a general hospital, and compare it to the people who accompanied other kind of patients in the same place. Methods: Twenty-nine people (14 males and 15 females) were assessed consecutively in each group. The instruments used were: TS-PS (a questionnaire on suicide attempts) which included demographic and clinical data, the Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ), the Social Support Scale (self-rating), the GAS and the Garf, Results: The mean age of the individuals of the suicide attempt (SA) group was 37,4. Most attempts (11) involved drug overdosis, self-poisoning (ten) and cutting (eight). This group had a low suicide intention and lethality. 34,5% were married and in control-group 51.7% were too. The individuals of the AS group were more frequently receiving psychiatric treatment (41.4% vs 17.2%) and psychotropia drug (55.2% vs 13.8%). The number of people perceived as supportive by the AS was on average one and trhee by the control-group. The AS group report more dissatisfaction towards their relationships. These findings are in line with the worse figures of the AS group on the Garf and GAS. Conclusions: Our finding confirms the hypothesys that people who attempt suicide have a far weaker social support as to compared to the control-group. They also do not feel needed in the support of other people and have more difficulties in the performance of social roles.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2002
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