Identify the Risk Factors associated with attempted suicide among suicide attempters at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai

Abirami, M (2015) Identify the Risk Factors associated with attempted suicide among suicide attempters at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

The study titled “Identify the risk factors associated with attempted suicide among suicide attempters”, was conducted with the following objectives: 1. To describe the socio demographic characteristics of suicide attempters. 2. To identify the risk factors associated with attempted suicide among suicide attempters. 3. To assess the mental health of the suicide attempters 4. To correlate the risk factors of attempted suicide and mental health of suicide attempters. 5. To associate the risk factors of attempted suicide and mental health of suicide attempters with selected demographic variables. Retrospective descriptive design was adopted for this study, 100 suicide attempters admitted in the Poison Control Training and Research Centre and Medical wards at RajivGandhi Government Hospital, Chennai – 03, was selected over a period of 4 weeks during the month of December based on the sampling criteria. Data was collected using semi- structured interview schedule with the following tools: • Demographic variables/ pre designed performa. • Miller and Rahe recent life change event list. • The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale. The analysis of this study was exercised by using mean, standard deviation, Pearson’s correlation, and Pearson. Chi Square test. The main findings of this study were: Among the study subjects (56%) were from the age group of 31 – 40 yrs. Higher proportion of the samples (65%)of them were males Majority of the study subject (78.0%) were married. Among the study subjects (47.0%) were educated up to high school level. Among the study subjects (41.0%) were earning more than 5000 rupees/ month. More than half of the study subjects (56%) were from rural community. Among the study subjects nearly (39%) had the habit of both smoking and alcoholism. There was a negative correlation between the risk factors and mental health of the suicide attempters. Among the study subjects nearly (67%) of them had high level of crisis. People at younger age group were at higher risk for suicidal attempt. More than half of the study samples (56%) were mentally unhealthy. There was significant association between unemployment and risk factors. There was significant association between the younger age and risk factors. There was significant association between unemployment and the mental health status. Findings of this study revealed that the risk factors of suicidal attempt were younger age, unemployment, being single, living in nuclear family, and stressful life events including problems in home and family. Psychiatric nurses need to take pro-active roles in managing the suicidal intent and ideation at the earliest to minimize the risk of attempting suicide. CONCLUSION: The present study has identified the various risk factors for suicidal attempt they were younger age group, unemployment, unmarried people, nuclear family and stressful life events including problems in home and family. The identified factors are generalisable because of the increased sample size.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk factors, attempted suicide, suicide attempters, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 16:11
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2020 03:01
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13039

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