The suicide ideations rate and its risk factors among patients under hemodialysis - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 23, Number 110 (3-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 23(110): 110-116 | Back to browse issues page


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Spahbodi F, Hosseini S, Makhloogh A, Sadeghie O, Taghipoor M. The suicide ideations rate and its risk factors among patients under hemodialysis . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2014; 23 (110) :110-116
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3398-en.html

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Background and purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of suicidal ideations in patients under hemodialysis and determination of psychological, clinical and demographic characteristics to early and accurate identification of the disease and prevention of the side effects in future. Materials and methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on 180 patients admitted to dialysis ward of Imam Khomeini and Fatemeh Zahra hospitals (Sari, Iran) in 2011 based consensus sampling method. First, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) was filled by the patients and then, the patients asked to complete the Suicide Ideation questionnaire-concept scale (SSI). Results: Of the 180 patients, 24 (13.3%) were positive for suicidal ideations in GHQ questionnaire, of which, 17 (70.8%) were women. There was a significant relationship between the risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide risk in SSI questionnaire and gender, age, educational level, occupation and duration of dialysis. The prevalence of suicidal ideations among all the studied patients was 10.5%. Conclusion: Considering our reports, it can be concluded that psychological problems in hemodialysis patients can seriously influence their life.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Nephrology

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