Your browser doesn't support javascript.
loading
Factors predicting meaningful suicide attempts: multiple attempts and index methods
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-968486
Responsible library: WPRO
ABSTRACT
Purpose@#This study investigated the association of the index method, defined as the method used in the first suicide attempt (SA), with the outcome of SAs among adolescents. @*Methods@#The study analyzed medical records of 227 adolescents aged 10-18 years with clear SAs who visited the emergency department of Severance Hospital in Seoul, Korea from January 2007 through February 2021, focusing on the index methods and meaningful SAs defined as hospitalization, death or transfer to another hospital for psychiatric hospitalization. The association of the index method with the meaningful SAs was quantified using logistic regression. @*Results@#Among the 227 adolescents, 80 underwent the meaningful SAs (35.2%). The adolescents with the meaningful SA chose drug intoxication, fall, and hanging as the index methods more frequently than those without the outcome, whereas they showed a reverse pattern in cutting (P < 0.001). The association of fall or cutting with the meaningful SAs remained significant after adjustment (fall adjusted odds ratio, 6.93 [95% confidence interval, 1.70-28.26]; cutting 0.39 [0.17-0.91]; compared with those undergoing drug intoxication). Multiple SAs were also associated with the meaningful SA (1.76 [1.04-3.13]). @*Conclusion@#This study identifies the index method and multiple SAs as factors associated with the meaningful SA among adolescents in the emergency department. This finding may be helpful in interviewing adolescents with SAs.
Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Korean Journal: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Journal Year: 2023 Type: Article

Similar

MEDLINE

...
LILACS

LIS

Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Korean Journal: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Journal Year: 2023 Type: Article