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 Title & Authors
Characteristics of Suicide Attempters Visiting Emergency Department
Lee, Yun-Jeong; Moon, Seongmi; Nam, Kyoung A;
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 Abstract
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of suicide attempters visiting emergency department in a general hospital located at local city. Methods: To investigate the characteristics of suicide attempters, the medical records of 201 suicide attempters were reviewed with a structured analytic sheet. Data were analyzed using test, two sample t-test, and oneway ANOVA. Results: Among total of 201 suicide attempters, 114 (56.7%) lived in rural areas. 114 (56.7%) were men and most of them (71, 35.3%) lived in rural areas. 155 (77.5%) was the first trier and the most frequently used method was taking pesticides. There were gender and regional differences in the suicide-related characteristics of suicide attempters. Conclusion: The results provide empirical evidences to design and implement strategies at both macro and micro levels to prevent suicide.
 Keywords
Suicide attempter;Emergency department;Suicide-related characteristics;
 Language
Korean
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