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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated with Repeated Suicide Attempts Preliminary Results of the WHO Multisite Intervention Study on Suicidal Behavior (SUPRE-MISS) from Campinas, Brazil
Author: Cais, CFD
Stefanello, S
Mauro, MLF
de Freitas, GVS
Botega, NJ
Abstract: Background: This study compares sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of 102 first-time hospital-treated suicide attempters (first-evers) with a group of 101 repeat suicide attempters (repeaters) consecutively admitted to a general hospital in Brazil, during the intake phase of the WHO Multisite Intervention Study on Suicidal Behaviors (SUPRE-MISS). Aims: To compare sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of first-time hospital-treated suicide attempters (first-evers) with a group of repeat suicide attempters (repeaters). Methods: A standardized interview and psychometric scales were administered to all patients. Results: Repetition was associated with being of female sex ( OR = 2.7; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.2-6.2), a housewife (OR = 3.8; 95% CI = 1.2-11.8), and having a score above median on the Beck Depression Inventory (OR = 5.2; 95% CI = 1.7-15.6). Conclusions: The findings suggest that repeaters, namely, depressed housewives who have attempted suicide previously, need specific treatment strategies in order to avoid future suicide attempts.
Subject: suicide
attempted suicide
general hospitals
mental health
behavior
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910.30.2.73
Date Issue: 2009
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