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yaghoobi Y, shafi poor Z. Survey socio-demographic characteristics of adolescents attempted suicide with ‎rice tablet in Razi Hospital in Rasht. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (2) :45-50
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Survey socio-demographic characteristics of adolescents attempted suicide with rice tablet in Razi Hospital in Rasht

By: Yaghobi, Y. MSN; Shafipour, S. Z. MSN


Introduction: Adolescence and mental and physical changes due to puberty can influence their functions in several ways. If their difficulties are neglected it can result in personality disorder and put them at risk.  Some adolescents decide very quickly and don't have the life skills while confronting problems and in order to escape the problems may decide to commit suicide. They may use various methods and eating poisons is one way. Eating rice tablets is one used methods. Studies show that two-thirds of those who use rice tablets end up dead. There are not comprehensive data available; therefore more studies are needed to implement programs to prevent suicidal attempts.     

Aim: The aim of this study was determining socio-demographic characteristic of ad

Methods and material: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study which assessed the medical charts of all adolescents aging 12-20 who attempted suicide with rice tablets during a one year period. In this study, variables such as age, sex, place of living, marital status and … were surveyed. Data were analyzed by appropriate statistical tests using SPSS. 

Results: The findings indicated that about 216(19%) adolescent who attempted suicide with rice tablet(53/9%)  died, 61/8% were male,  50.07% aged  15-17 years, 62.5 % lived in city  and only 14.3% were married. 62% used tablets and the rest used the powder form. Time to reach hospital in 51% of cases was more than one hour.   

Conclusion: High mortality after attempting suicide with rice tablet indicates that it is very mortal and since getting to health centers in most cases takes more than one hour emphasizes its mortality. Results of this research show that mortality of suicide with rice tablet is more of half attempted. Male and 16-18 years were at risk. Therefore attention to these risk factors could help adolescents.

Key words: adolescent - suicide - rice tablet 

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/17 | Accepted: 2014/08/17 | Published: 2014/08/17

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