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Citation

Villar F, Castellano-Tejedor C, Verge M, Sánchez B, Blasco-Blasco T. Span. J. Psychol. 2018; 21: E6.

Affiliation

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, Complutense University of Madrid, Publisher Cambridge University Press)

DOI

10.1017/sjp.2018.7

PMID

29576038

Abstract

Identifying patients at increased risk of suicide remains a challenge today. It has been reported that 10% of patients committing a suicide attempt end up dying and that both the risk and the severity of clinical symptomatology increase with the number of attempts. Within the framework of selective and indicated prevention, it is essential to identify the group of patients with an increased risk of recurrence. The objective of this study is to identify factors predicting suicide attempt relapse to improve the decision making process in the therapeutic approach to suicidal behavior. The methodology employed was a longitudinal design aimed at identifying factors, in a binary logistic regression model (stepwise), predicting the repetition of suicidal behavior among a sample of 417 participants aged between 8 and 17 years old, at the six months follow-up. A statistically significant model χ2(3, N = 417) = 18.610; p <.001; Nagelkerke R 2 =.096 including the following factors was obtained: current diagnosis of personality disorder/maladaptive personality OR =.806, p =.028, 95% CI [1.091, 4.595], personal history of self-injury OR =.728, p =.043, 95% CI [1.023, 4.192], and family history of psychopathological diagnosis OR =.925, p =.021, 95% CI [1.151, 5.530]. Considering these results, having a diagnosis of personality disorder or maladaptive personality traits, presence or history of self-harm and family history of psychopathology draws a predictive profile of autolytic attempt recurrence during the six months after the initial intervention at the emergency room.


Language: en

Keywords

adolescence; risk factors; suicidal behavior; suicide; suicide attempt

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