Assessment of Suicidality Risk Factors and Its Management at Poison Control Center Cairo University

Mohammed, N. A., S. A. A. El-Latief, A. A. El-Latief, and A. E. - R. El-Naggar, Assessment of Suicidality Risk Factors and Its Management at Poison Control Center Cairo University, , Egypt, Cairo University, 2013.

Thesis Type:

M.Sc Thesis


Suicidality is undoubtedly a pressing clinical issue. It represents a significant
public health problem worldwide. Suicide represents a complex and multi factorial
human behavior, mental illness, genetics, biological, psychosocial and cultural
factors that contribute to the etiology of suicidal behavior. Effective treatment of
suicidal behavior can potentially save an individual's life; therefore, this study was
conducted to assess the suicidality risk factors and its management. A descriptive
correlational design was utilized in this study. A sample is convenient; all patients
who were admitted to Poison Control Center, Cairo University over three months
were recruited. Socio-demographic/medical data sheet, Perceived Social Support
Scale, Beck Depressive Inventory Scale, Beck Suicidal Ideation Scale, Life
Stressors questionnaire and Management questionnaire were used to achieve the
purpose of this study. Results revealed that most of attempters were female
adolescents, showed a higher tendency to be single, unemployed, moderate
education , resided urban areas, using drug self poisoning ,showed none previous
attempts ,high suicidal ideation and moderate depression. The most prominent
problems were family problems. Attempters found low family support and high
friend support and without receiving any type of management except medical
management. To conclude suicide attempters need social and emotional support
from their significant others. Further studies about suicidal ideation assessment
among group at risk for early detection are recommended.

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