Attempted suicide in shanghai districts: A pilot study

Shan, Huaihai; Wu, Yi; Chen, Shengqi; Leng, Yanan; Qu, Zhengwan; Ballinari, Pietro; Michel, Konrad (2015). Attempted suicide in shanghai districts: A pilot study. Asia-Pacific journal of public health, 27(2), NP1858-NP1866. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage 10.1177/1010539511428487

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This is a pilot study whose objective was to collect data on attempted suicide in 5 districts of Shanghai and to test the feasibility of introducing an ongoing monitoring of attempted suicide. Data on a total of 363 cases were collected. The mean age of the patients was 33 years, 67% being female. Ingesting drugs or other chemical substances was the main method used for self-harm. Reasons for attempted suicide in these districts of Shanghai often appear to be related to family conflicts and unemployment. In spite of methodological limitations, the recorded data allow some preliminary conclusions regarding the characteristics of patients in districts of Shanghai admitted after a suicide attempt. Continuous monitoring of attempted suicide in this urban area of China should be established and data collection improved to raise awareness in health professionals and to develop preventive measures geared toward the needs of these patients.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Psychiatric Neurophysiology (discontinued)
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > UPD Murtenstrasse
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services

UniBE Contributor:

Ballinari, Pietro and Michel, Konrad

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1010-5395

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:24

Last Modified:

19 Jan 2016 12:18

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1010539511428487

PubMed ID:

22186390

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.8426

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/8426 (FactScience: 213965)

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