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Behzad D. Suicide Attempt: Risk Factors & Family Function. hmj. 2016; 20 (2) :144-149
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-1589-en.html
MSc of Phychology and Social Pathology
Abstract:   (1661 Views)

Introduction: Suicide resulting of psychological and social disturbances. Family, as an intermediate institute, has a bilateral role; on one hand provides a protective factor for health. Meanwhile, family malfunctions work as a risk factor in suicide. This research is performed to study family risk factors and functioning among suicide attempted.


Davood Behzad, MSc.

Applied Scientific Center for Welfare and Social Security,

Bandar Abbas, Iran

Tel:+98 9192247213



Methods: The research designed as descriptive and cross-sectional survey in the second half of 2014 in Bandar Abbas. Statistical population was the patients with suicide attempted in two recent years that referred to the emergency ward of Mohammadi hospital. 50 volunteers were selected by convenience sampling. Researcher-made questionnaire & family assessment device (FAD) were used for data gathering. Data analysis (descriptive measures, T, Chi-squares & bi-nominal test) was done using SPSS 19 software.

Results: The results showed significant differences in all aspects of family functions; affective involvement and behavioral control had the highest percentages.

Conclusion: Family factors have a critical role in suicide, in terms of risk factors and protective factors. It is necessary for practitioners to attend it as preventive strategies and therapeutic procedures.

Keywords: Suicide, Risk Factors, Protective Factors
Citation: Behzad D. Suicide Attempt: Risk Factors & Family Function. Hormozgan Medical Journal 2016;20(2):144-149.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/09/13 | Accepted: 2016/09/13 | Published: 2016/09/13

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