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dc.contributor.authorMilner, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:04:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:04:29Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-17T04:13:34Z
dc.identifier.issn1538-957Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15389588.2012.660253en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47483
dc.description.abstractObjective: Around the world, a substantial proportion of motor vehicle crash deaths are recognized as "hidden" suicides. This project sought to progress understandings of drivers who used a motor vehicle to die by suicide in Queensland, Australia, during the period 1990 to 2007. Methods: Data for this study were derived from the Queensland Suicide Register and forensic crash investigation case records. Analysis focused on life circumstances and events preceding the death, physical and mental illnesses, past suicidality, and indication of suicide intent (e.g., suicide notes or statements). Results: Compared to cases using other methods, con?rmed driver suicides were more likely to be males aged between 25 and 44 years who were employed at the time of death. A large proportion of driver suicides had consumed alcohol immediately prior to the crash and experienced a number of life events, including relationship con?ict, legal or criminal issues, and ?nancial problems. Conclusion: These exploratory results indicate the need to educate crash investigators about the characteristics of those who use a motor vehicle to die. Improving the information available on the mental and physical health and background life-related factors of crash victims can help coroners and researchers determine whether these deaths were intentional. Further investigation is needed in order to formulate intervention strategies for those who may be vulnerable to driver suicide.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom342en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto347en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTraffic Injury Preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799en_US
dc.titleSuicide by Motor Vehicle “Accident” in Queenslanden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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