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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Is Religiosity a Protective Factor Against Attempted Suicide: A Cross-Cultural Case-Control Study
Author: Sisask, M
Varnik, A
Kolves, K
Bertolote, JM
Bolhari, J
Botega, NJ
Fleischmann, A
Vijayakumar, L
Wasserman, D
Abstract: This cross-cultural study investigates whether religiosity assessed in three dimensions has a protective effect against attempted suicide. Community controls (n = 5484) were more likely than suicide attempters (n = 2819) to report religious denomination in Estonia (OR = 0.5) and subjective religiosity in four countries: Brazil (OR = 0.2), Estonia (OR = 0.5), Islamic Republic of Iran (OR = 0.6), and Sri Lanka (OR = 0.4). In South Africa, the effect was exceptional both for religious denomination (OR = 5.9) and subjective religiosity (OR = 2.7). No effects were found in India and Vietnam. Organizational religiosity gave controversial results. In particular, subjective religiosity (considering him/herself as religious person) may serve as a protective factor against non-fatal suicidal behavior in some cultures.
Subject: attempted suicide
case-control study
cross-cultural study
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/13811110903479052
Date Issue: 2010
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