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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Suicide Risk Among Inpatients At A University General Hospital.
Author: Ferreira, Marianne Herrera Falceti
Colombo, Elisabetta Sachsida
Guimarães, Paula Serra-Azul
Soeiro, Rachel Esteves
Dalgalarrondo, Paulo
Botega, Neury José
Abstract: To estimate the proportion of inpatients at a university general hospital who are at risk of committing suicide. A random sample of 253 patients (57% males) aged 18 years old or older, admitted to surgical and clinical wards, was assessed using the the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview, which has a section that evaluates the risk for suicide. Uni- and multivariate analyses were performed. There were 58 (23%) patients with a risk for suicide, 13 (5% of total) of whom presented a high risk. The prevalence of suicide risk was greater in young adult patients, those with no matrimonial relationship and those diagnosed with major depression (univariate analysis, Chi-squared test; p = 0.01, 0.03 and 0.0001, respectively). The multivariate analysis revealed that the risk for suicide in individuals younger than 30 years old was two fold higher than in those individuals between the ages of 30 and 59 years (OR = 0.45, 95% CI = 0.22-0.93; p = 0.03) and four fold greater than in those who were 60 years old or older (OR = 0.25, 95% CI = 0.1-0.64; p = 0.004). When young adults are admitted to general hospitals they should receive special attention due to their suicidal potential.
Subject: Adolescent
Age Distribution
Age Factors
Epidemiologic Methods
Hospitals, General
Hospitals, University
Interview, Psychological
Mental Disorders
Middle Aged
Sex Distribution
Socioeconomic Factors
Suicide, Attempted
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria (são Paulo, Brazil : 1999). v. 29, n. 1, p. 51-4, 2007-Mar.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2007
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