Factors Affecting Suicidal Ideation of Depressed Adults by Age

우울감있는 성인의 나이에 따른 자살생각 영향요인

  • Received : 2018.02.19
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28


The purpose of the study was to provide basic data for planning and offering nursing intervention to prevent suicide attempts by identifying the factors influencing the suicidal thoughts of depressed adults. The subjects of this study were 1,202 individuals who answered clearly in 2013-2015 National Health and Nutrition Survey. A composite sample plan file was generated using the IBM SPSS 23.0 program, and then the data were weighted and analyzed. Suicidal ideation was influenced by income (50-60s), number of family members (50-60s), marital status (40-50s), subjective health (30-50s, over 70s), stress (30s, over 50s), economic activity status (50s), diabetes (60s or older), alcohol consumption (60s), and Body Mass Index (BMI) (40s). These results suggest that tailor-made interventions for the prevention of suicide need to take into account the general and health-related factors of the subjects.


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