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SJKU 2010, 15(1): 79-86 Back to browse issues page
Suicide attempt and related factors in Kurdistan province
Narges Shams Alizadeh Dr1, Abdolrahim Afkhamzadeh Dr1, Bezad Mohsenpour Dr 2, Bayan Salehian Dr
1- Assistant Professor
2- , behzadmohsenpour@yahoo.com
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Suicide is one of the most important community health problems which is related to many different factors in different communities. Methods and Materials: This was a case-control study and patients with suicide attempt admitted in Sanandaj hospitals were regarded as the case group. Control group was selected and matched for age. Data were introduced into SSPS 12.0 software and were analyzed by means of x2 test. Results: Suicide attempt was more frequent in females (71.1%), in those with age of 20-24 years (31.1%) and in those with high school education (56.1%). There was a significant relationship between number of family members and life events with suicide attempt (P=0.01, P<0.05 respectively). No significant relationship was found between suicide attempt and marital status. The most common ways for suicide attempt were by using drugs and poisons. 6.7% of patients attempted suicide by self-burning. Self-burning was more frequent in married women and had 100% mortality. Conclusion: High frequency of suicide attempts in young women calls for attention to mental health in this group. Preventing suicide attempts by self-burning, particularly in married women indicates the importance of public education as well as reassessing marital condition, and family life training and education about handling interpersonal problems within families. Key words: suicide, self-burning, kurdistan. Conflict of Interest: Nill Received: March 9, 2010 Accepted: Jul 8, 2010
Keywords: suicide, self-burning, kurdistan.
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Received: 2010/09/5
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Volume 15, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2010) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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