2021 Volume 10 Issue 4
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An Evaluation of Case of Suicide Attempt Application to Emergency Services: A Prospective Study


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Abstract

Suicide is an important public health issue. In this study, we aimed to review suicide attempt cases by applying a 20-item survey to cases where suicide was attempted and a 15-item survey to the individuals in the control group. After obtaining the required approvals, 200 attempted suicide cases were admitted to the ER between 14.12.2015 and 31.07.2016, and a control group consisting of 198 people was included in the study. Data obtained from the surveys were analyzed using the SPSS program. 132 (66%) of the cases that had attempted suicide were female and 68 (34%) male. The most common age group among those who had attempted suicide was the 12-24 age group with 108 cases (54%). The monthly income, education level, and parental education level of those who had attempted suicide were lower than those in the control group. Approximately two-thirds of the cases were not economically independent, approximately 60% were unmarried, 22% had a fragmented or unstable family environment, more than half smoked or drank alcohol, one-quarter had a history of repeated suicide attempts, 27% had been diagnosed with a psychiatric disease, 32% were using psychiatric drugs and 18% (36 people) had a family history of suicide attempts. Family issues were the reasons most commonly adduced for attempted suicide. The most commonly preferred suicide method (86.5% - 173 individuals) was medication overdose. Psycho-sociodemographic profile, reasons for the attempted suicide, and risk factors for suicide have been set out in this study.


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Akbaba M, Atan Y, Tunçez FT, Saruhan E, Dülger HE. An Evaluation of Case of Suicide Attempt Application to Emergency Services: A Prospective Study. Int J Pharm Res Allied Sci. 2021;10(4):23-30. https://doi.org/10.51847/FmgXFaXxSO
APA
Akbaba, M., Atan, Y., Tunçez, F. T., Saruhan, E., & Dülger, H. E. (2021). An Evaluation of Case of Suicide Attempt Application to Emergency Services: A Prospective Study. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Allied Sciences, 10(4), 23-30. https://doi.org/10.51847/FmgXFaXxSO
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