Parasuicide (attempt suicide) in later life: a prospective study of outcome


Grant Data
Project Title
Parasuicide (attempt suicide) in later life: a prospective study of outcome
Principal Investigator
Dr Pan, Pey Chyou   (Principal investigator)
Start Date
1989-05-26
Amount
33130
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Madam FT Fung Wong / Esther FY Fung Fund (Clinical Research)
Funding Year
1989/1990
Status
Completed
Objectives
Elderly attempted suicide is a surprisingly common phenomenon in our society. In a recent study, we reported a second peak in parasuicide rate in later life which is not observed in most western studies. In order to investigate this unusual phenomenon in greater detail and to discover factors that may have a preventive value, a well conducted prospective study is necessary.