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Factors Affecting the Suicide Ideation and Attempted Suicide of the Elderly at Risk for Depression - Focused on Chungcheongnam-do -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2013, 9(11), pp.133-154
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

EUISEONG SOHN 1 Soo Kyung Moon 2

1배재대학교
2대진대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examines factors related to suicide ideation and suicide attempt caused by depression for elderly who are living in Chungcheongnam-do, an area with the highest suicide rates in Korea. Based on the result of this study, the way of preventing suicide among elderly is suggested. The participants of this study are elderly suffering from depression and over 65 years old. Among the 7,310 participating respondents, 25.1% experienced suicide ideation and 4.6% attempted suicide. According to the result of logistic regression analysis, elderly under 74 years old living in urban area, with high level of education, low level of physical function, high depression and stress level, and low level of family relationship and social relation were more likely to have suicide ideation. And elderly under 74 years old living in urban area, with high depression and stress level, low level of family relationship and suicide ideation were more likely to attempt suicide.

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