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Article: Elderly suicide in Hong Kong - A case-controlled psychological autopsy study

TitleElderly suicide in Hong Kong - A case-controlled psychological autopsy study
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Psychological autopsy
Suicide
Issue Date2004
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ACP
Citation
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2004, v. 109 n. 4, p. 299-305 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To examine some of the risk factors for late life suicide in Hong Kong Chinese using a case-controlled psychological autopsy approach. Method: Informants of 70 subjects aged 60 or above who had committed suicide as well as a community sample of 100 elderly controls were interviewed. Subjects and controls were assessed for the presence of mental illness, history of suicide attempt and data on health care utilization. Results: Eighty-six per cent of suicide subjects suffered from a psychiatric problem before committing suicide, compared with 9% of control subjects. Among the psychiatric problems, major depression was the commonest diagnosis. Seventy-seven per cent of suicide subjects had consulted a doctor within 1 month of suicide. One-third of suicide subjects had a history of suicide attempt. Rates of current psychiatric diagnosis, rates of medical consultation and history of suicide attempt are all significantly higher in suicide subjects than controls. Conclusion: Our findings support the view that depressive disorders and a past history of suicide attempt are risk factors of late-life suicide in the Chinese population of Hong Kong, similar to findings in western studies. © Blackwell Munksgaard 2004.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87798
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.128
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dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsoh, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwan, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorConwell, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCaine, Een_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:34:34Z-
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dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2004, v. 109 n. 4, p. 299-305en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0001-690Xen_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine some of the risk factors for late life suicide in Hong Kong Chinese using a case-controlled psychological autopsy approach. Method: Informants of 70 subjects aged 60 or above who had committed suicide as well as a community sample of 100 elderly controls were interviewed. Subjects and controls were assessed for the presence of mental illness, history of suicide attempt and data on health care utilization. Results: Eighty-six per cent of suicide subjects suffered from a psychiatric problem before committing suicide, compared with 9% of control subjects. Among the psychiatric problems, major depression was the commonest diagnosis. Seventy-seven per cent of suicide subjects had consulted a doctor within 1 month of suicide. One-third of suicide subjects had a history of suicide attempt. Rates of current psychiatric diagnosis, rates of medical consultation and history of suicide attempt are all significantly higher in suicide subjects than controls. Conclusion: Our findings support the view that depressive disorders and a past history of suicide attempt are risk factors of late-life suicide in the Chinese population of Hong Kong, similar to findings in western studies. © Blackwell Munksgaard 2004.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ACPen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Psychiatrica Scandinavicaen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectPsychological autopsyen_HK
dc.subjectSuicideen_HK
dc.titleElderly suicide in Hong Kong - A case-controlled psychological autopsy studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1600-0447.2003.00263.xen_HK
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