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Article: Repeat suicide attempts in Hong Kong community adolescents

TitleRepeat suicide attempts in Hong Kong community adolescents
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimed
Citation
Social Science And Medicine, 2008, v. 66 n. 2, p. 232-241 How to Cite?
AbstractIt has been well documented that a history of suicide attempts confers risk for subsequent attempts; however, efforts to explain how variables may change after a previous attempt and in turn relate to future suicide attempts are rare in the literature. This study presents longitudinal data on adolescent suicide attempts in Hong Kong, and examines whether the data support the "crescendo" model to explain repeat suicide attempts. One thousand and ninety-nine community adolescents aged 12-18 years were evaluated at two assessment points 12 months apart (T1 and T2). The study assessed (1) risk factors at T1 for a suicide attempt between T1 and T2, (2) whether a suicide attempt during the 12 months prior to T1 predicted an attempt between the two assessment points, and (3) whether the indicators of distress worsened from T1 to T2 if an attempt had taken place in the interim. The results indicated that: (1) depressive symptoms, substance use, and suicidal ideation measured at T1 were independent predictors of a suicide attempt between T1 and T2; (2) suicide attempt in the year prior to T1 predicted suicide attempt between T1 and T2 after controlling for other predictors; and (3) suicide attempt between T1 and T2 was a predictive factor for a negative change from T1 to T2 in substance use, suicidal ideation, family relationships, depression, anxiety, and life stress. These findings are consistent with the "crescendo" model proposing that the risk of repeat attempts is enhanced following a previous suicide attempt. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86687
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.814
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.894
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dc.contributor.authorWong, JPSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorClaassen, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, PWHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorRao, Uen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:20:05Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Science And Medicine, 2008, v. 66 n. 2, p. 232-241en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536en_HK
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dc.description.abstractIt has been well documented that a history of suicide attempts confers risk for subsequent attempts; however, efforts to explain how variables may change after a previous attempt and in turn relate to future suicide attempts are rare in the literature. This study presents longitudinal data on adolescent suicide attempts in Hong Kong, and examines whether the data support the "crescendo" model to explain repeat suicide attempts. One thousand and ninety-nine community adolescents aged 12-18 years were evaluated at two assessment points 12 months apart (T1 and T2). The study assessed (1) risk factors at T1 for a suicide attempt between T1 and T2, (2) whether a suicide attempt during the 12 months prior to T1 predicted an attempt between the two assessment points, and (3) whether the indicators of distress worsened from T1 to T2 if an attempt had taken place in the interim. The results indicated that: (1) depressive symptoms, substance use, and suicidal ideation measured at T1 were independent predictors of a suicide attempt between T1 and T2; (2) suicide attempt in the year prior to T1 predicted suicide attempt between T1 and T2 after controlling for other predictors; and (3) suicide attempt between T1 and T2 was a predictive factor for a negative change from T1 to T2 in substance use, suicidal ideation, family relationships, depression, anxiety, and life stress. These findings are consistent with the "crescendo" model proposing that the risk of repeat attempts is enhanced following a previous suicide attempt. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimeden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Science and Medicineen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshAnxiety Disorders - epidemiology - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder - epidemiology - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFamily Relationsen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRecurrenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological - epidemiology - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSubstance-Related Disorders - epidemiology - ethnology - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshSuicide, Attempted - ethnology - psychology - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.titleRepeat suicide attempts in Hong Kong community adolescentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0277-9536&volume=66&spage=232&epage=241&date=2008&atitle=Repeat+suicide+attempts+in+Hong+Kong+community+adolescentsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.08.031en_HK
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