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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 435-441

The investigation of the relationship between probability of suicide and reasons for living in psychiatric inpatients

Department of Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ankara Yildirim Beyazit, Ankara, Turkey

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Dr. Reyhan Eskiyurt
Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ankara Yildirim Beyazit, Ankara
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_31_17

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Aim: This study was carried out to determine the reasons of the suicide probability and reasons for living of the inpatients hospitalized at the psychiatry clinic and to analyze the relationship between them. Materials and Methods: The sample of the study consisted of 192 patients who were hospitalized in psychiatric clinics between February and May 2016 and who agreed to participate in the study. In collecting data, personal information form, suicide probability scale (SPS), reasons for living inventory (RFL), and Beck's depression inventory (BDI) were used. Stepwise regression method was used to determine the factors that predict suicide probability. Results: In the study, as a result of analyses made, the median score on the SPS was found 76.0, the median score on the RFL was found 137.0, the median score on the BDI of the patients was found 13.5, and it was found that patients with a high probability of suicide had less reasons for living and that their depression levels were very high. As a result of stepwise regression analysis, it was determined that suicidal ideation, reasons for living, maltreatment, education level, age, and income status were the predictors of suicide probability (F = 61.125; P < 0.001). Discussion: It was found that the patients who hospitalized in the psychiatric clinic have high suicide probability and the reasons of living are strong predictors of suicide probability in accordance with the literature.



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