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dc.contributor.authorBuono, Marirosa Delloen_US
dc.contributor.authorCaon, Fredricoen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeneghel, Gaiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorScocco, Paoloen_US
dc.contributor.editorEugene B Brodyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:45:47Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:45:47Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-22T06:55:11Z
dc.identifier.issn00223018en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2001/04000/Death_Ideation_and_Its_Correlates__Survey_of_an.2.aspxen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/3521
dc.description.abstractThe presence of dissatisfaction with life or thoughts of death or suicide has been variously surveyed in adolescent samples and in the general population, but there is a paucity of research on the elderly. The aim of this study was to assess, in an elderly community-dwelling population: a) the prevalence of death and/or suicidal feelings and thoughts and any attempted suicides; and b) factors associated with these experiences. A total of 611 over-65-year-old subjects were interviewed at home. Seventeen percent of the total (F:M = almost 2:1) responded affirmatively to at least one of the questions on suicidality. Elderly people reporting suicidal feelings presented markedly higher levels of physical and psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, and hostility. Results indirectly confirm that depressive symptomatology is not adequately treated. Greater attention is warranted in psychological evaluation of the elderly to take into account those risk factors that, if identified and managed, could reduce the frequency of suicidal thoughts and, probably, associated actions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkinsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom210en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto218en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Diseaseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume189en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321299en_US
dc.titleDeath ideation and its correlates: Survey of an over-65-year-old population.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2001
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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