Depression: Prevalence and Associated Factors of Suicidal Attempts at Bangplee Hospital, Samutprakarn Province
Objective : To examine the prevalence of depression and associated factors of suicidal
attempts at Bangplee hospital Samutprakarn province
Method : This study was a retrospective descriptive study. The sample consisted of 148
suicide attempters who were admitted at Bangplee hospital Samutprakarn province
during January 2015 to December 2019. Instrument used in this study from department
of mental health, ministry of public health were: 1) basic characteristics and suicidal
behavior details questionnaires 2) a nine-question assessment tool for depression
severity (9Q scale) 3) an eight-question tool for the assessment of suicidality severity
(8Q scale). Demographic data and associated factors of depression were analyzed by
descriptive statics and logistic regression.
Results : Among 148 suicide attempters, 117 suicide attempters had depression
(79.1%). Only one factor that significantly associated with depression was having
suicidal risk by an eight-question tool for the assessment of suicidality severity (8Q scale).
(adjust OR = 0.01, 95% CI = 0.00-0.09, p < 0.001)
Conclusion : prevalence of depression in suicidal attempts at Bangplee hospital
Samutprakarn province was high. Suicidal attempters needed long-term treatment
for suicide re-attempt prevention.
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