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TitleA cluster analysis of the circumstances of death in suicides in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsChen, EYH1
Chan, WSC
Chan, SSM1 2
Liu, KY
Chan, CLW1
Wong, PWC
Law, YW
Yip, PSF1
 
Issue Date2007
 
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/jnsl.htm
 
CitationSuicide And Life-Threatening Behavior, 2007, v. 37 n. 5, p. 576-584 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2007.37.5.576
 
AbstractClassification of suicides is essential for clinicians to better identify selfharm patients with future suicidal risks. This study examined potential subtypes of suicide in a psychological autopsy sample (N = 148) in Hong Kong. Hierarchical cluster analysis extracted two subgroups of subjects in terms of expressed deliberation assessed by the Beck Suicide Intent Scale (SIS). The first group was associated with charcoal burning suicide, no psychiatric illness, indebtedness, better problem-solving ability, chronic stress, and higher overall SIS scores. The second group was associated with jumping from a height, psychotic disorders, psychiatric treatment, acute stress, and lower overall SIS score. The existence of a substantial cluster of subjects with lower expressed intent and preparation has important implications for the performance of the SIS as a predictive tool. Suicide prevention strategy may have to target potential subgroups with specific approaches. © 2007 The American Association of Suicidology.
 
ISSN0363-0234
2013 Impact Factor: 1.403
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.845
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2007.37.5.576
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000250271800009
 
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dc.contributor.authorWong, PWC
 
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dc.description.abstractClassification of suicides is essential for clinicians to better identify selfharm patients with future suicidal risks. This study examined potential subtypes of suicide in a psychological autopsy sample (N = 148) in Hong Kong. Hierarchical cluster analysis extracted two subgroups of subjects in terms of expressed deliberation assessed by the Beck Suicide Intent Scale (SIS). The first group was associated with charcoal burning suicide, no psychiatric illness, indebtedness, better problem-solving ability, chronic stress, and higher overall SIS scores. The second group was associated with jumping from a height, psychotic disorders, psychiatric treatment, acute stress, and lower overall SIS score. The existence of a substantial cluster of subjects with lower expressed intent and preparation has important implications for the performance of the SIS as a predictive tool. Suicide prevention strategy may have to target potential subgroups with specific approaches. © 2007 The American Association of Suicidology.
 
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2007.37.5.576
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Chinese University of Hong Kong