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dc.contributor.authorPoma, Stefano Zanoneen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrossi, Antonelloen_US
dc.contributor.authorToniolo, Emanueleen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaldo, Vincenzoen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:33:47Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:33:47Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-03-02T04:52:24Z
dc.identifier.issn19183011en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4021/jocmr684wen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43280
dc.description.abstractBackground: Suicidal behaviours are relatively common among primary care patients, but suicide ideation seems to be poorly detected by GPs. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the frequency of issues related to suicidal behaviour in GPs' setting and to inquire the level of difficulties perceived by physicians when dealing with suicidal patients. Methods: A survey on 88 GPs in Rovigo (Italy) has been conducted through the use of a self-administered questionnaire inquiring about suicidal behaviour in patients, personal history and outside professional lives. Results: Four out of 5 doctors have encountered at least a case of suicide in their professional career, and 3 out of 4 recorded at least a case of suicide attempt in a working year. The frequency of personal history of suicidal ideation/behaviour was 2.3%. One third of GPs have come into contact with suicides or suicide attempts outside the professional setting. Sixty one per cent of doctors admitted difficulties in exploring suicidal ideation, but tended to ascribe it to a reluctant attitude of patients. Conclusions: The study underscores GPs' need of being helped in the difficult task of recognising suicidal patients.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElmer Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeCanadaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom303en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto308en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Medicine Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714en_US
dc.titleSelf-perceived Difficulties With Suicidal Patients in A Sample of Italian General Practitionersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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