Journal article

Factors distinguishing suicide attempters from suicide ideators in a community sample: social issues and physical health problems

AK Fairweather, KJ Anstey, B Rodgers, P Butterworth

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Few studies have focused on factors that uniquely distinguish suicide attempters from suicide ideators. This study assesses prevalence of suicide attempts among suicide ideators within a community sample; explores demographics, employment status, mental and physical health conditions, personality, life stresses and social environment as factors that may distinguish these groups; examines effects of age and gender upon suicide attempts and associated factors; and investigates the increase in suicide attempts when multiple factors related to this behaviour are present. METHOD: Data were drawn from the PATH Through Life Project, a community survey of 7485 people in Canberra, Austral..

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