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sjimu 2013, 21(1): 47-53 Back to browse issues page
Depression Among the Suicide Committed Comparison Between Suicidal Thoughts and Depression Among the Suicide Committed and Healthy Individuals Among Ilam Province People Between 2011 and 2012
F Chatripor 1, S Kikhavani, A Seidkhaninahal
1- , fchatripor@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Epidemiologic studies show that suicide and depression are among the most important mental health problems am-ong societies. Therefore this research was carried out to compare suicidal decisions and depression among the suicide comm-itted and healthy people in Ilam province. Methods & Materials: The comparative-casual study was carried out with regard to its utility for applied outcomes. The sample of research included 50 suicide committed individuals and 50 healthy people (non-depressed and non-suicide committed), referred to Imam Khomeini Hospital, Mostafa Khomeini Hospital, and Taleghani Hospital in Ilam in which the individual of experimental group were selected by the method of accessible sampling and the individual of witness group were selected by the method of cluster sampling. These groups were measured by application of BECK Depression Scale and BECK Su-icide Decision. The statistical evaluations were carried out using SPSS statistical soft-ware. Correlation between the data was ass-essed by Pearson’s coefficient of correl-ation (r) and T-Test Student. Findings: The results showed that there was a significant difference for the level of de-pression between the suicide committed and healthy groups (p<0.001). Also, there was a significant relationship between suicidal thoughts and the level of depression. (p<0.001, r= 0.79). Discussion & conclusion: The findings validated differences of the level of depression and suicide thoughts among individual of both group. Therefore in order to protect and promote mental health, it is obligatory to consider the effectiveness role of these variables in screening tests and mental health monitoring. It is strongly suggested to carry out a comprehensive study in the domain of depression and suicidal thoughts especially among the youth society and to pay more attention to forecasting role of depression and suicidal thoughts as risk factors to commit suicide in order to prevent this social disorder.
Keywords: depression, suicidal thoughts, to commit suicide
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: psychology
Received: 2013/05/19 | Accepted: 2013/09/1 | Published: 2013/09/1

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