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PBS. 2014; 4(2): 53-8

Suicide attempt and its relationships with clinical features and sociodemographic variables in psychiatric inpatients

Selma Bozkurt Zincir, Serkan Zincir, Selcen Doğru Köşker, Esra Aydın Sünbül, Arzu Etlik Aksoy, Rumeysa Yeni Elbay, Fatma Feriha Cengiz, Sena Gürdal, Filiz İzci, Ümit Başar Semiz.


Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of attempted suicide in psychiatric inpatients and to examine the relationship between clinical features of the patients and some sociodemographic variables.
Methods: 2000 psychiatric inpatients treated in between the January 2011 and March 2013 at Erenkoy Research and Training Hospital for Mental and Neurological Disorders were included in the study and among them 277 inpatients (13.8%) with a suicide attempt in their personal history were evaluated retrospectively from the point of view of sociodemographic and clinical aspects related to suicide by examining their medical files.
Results: According to the findings of this study, the mean age of the patients was 33.26±12.71 (minimum 15 and maximum 70). The distribution of patients according to the sex was determined as 67.1% female and 32.9% male (Female/Male ratio is ~ 2). 54.5% of the all patients was single. The suicidal behavior has been seen more often in unemployed patients (57.8%), patients who have difficulty with impulse control and depression was the most common diagnosis (49.5%) after the suicide attempt. There was statistically significant relation between the sex and the frequency of suicide attempt (?2=32.5, p

Key words: psychiatric inpatients, attempted suicide, socio-demographic variables

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