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A Study on the Analysis of the Related Factors to Distinguish High Risk Group of Female Suicidal Attempts

여성의 자살시도 고위험군 선별을 위한 관련요인 분석

  • 최향숙 (충북보건과학대학교 보건행정과) ;
  • 허명륜 (군산간호대학교) ;
  • 김은미 (을지대학교 간호학과 대학원)
  • Received : 2017.04.11
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31

Abstract

This study aims to determine the current status of experiences of suicidal attempts of Korean women and to evaluate related factors and provide basic sources for distinguishing high risk group. The primary data of the 6th period of national health and nutrition survey by KCDC, between 2013 and 2015,wereutilized in this study.Women were selected;general characteristics, psychological characteristics, and relevant information of daily activities were collected. The collected data wereanalyzed by applying the complex sample analysis method,using the SPSS 20.0 program with an application of weighted values. The resultsof this study revealed that 1% of the study population had previously attempted suicide; the suicidal attempts in subjects with prior psychological counselling within 1 year was 5.25 times higher than those without prior counselling.Subjectswith too much stress were 14.92 times more likely to attempt suicide than those without stress. Moreover, subjects with higher-intensity work in daily lives was 4.85 times more likely to attempt suicide than those with less intense work. In addition, subjects who sat for longer period of time was 3.76 times more likely to attempt suicide. All of these were statistically significant. Therefore, these subjects should be considered as high risk for suicidal attempt.In order to prevent female suicide, guidelines that considers the psychological health status and daily activities are required. In addition, it is necessary to approach this issuewith individualized prevention programs as part of social policies.

Keywords

Women;Suicidal attempts;Acivity;Mental health

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