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dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Russellen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeulinger, Kerrynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:16:36Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:16:36Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-22T06:55:17Z
dc.identifier.issn00048674en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1440-1614.2001.01013.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6567
dc.description.abstractObjective: To identify characteristics that could distinguish males who completed suicide by hanging from males who completed suicide by firearms and non-domestic gas, and to suggest suicide prevention strategies targeted at hanging. Method: Using the psychological autopsy design, males who used hanging, firearms and non-domestic gas were compared on a range of variables covering social, psychological, and health related factors and aspects of the suicide incident. The sample consisted of 950 males who suicided in Queensland, Australia, between 1994 and 1996. Results: Compared with males who used firearms and non-domestic gas, males who used hanging were significantly younger, less likely to have left a suicide note, and more likely to have been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Compared with males who used firearms, males who used hanging were significantly more likely to have made prior suicide attempts and have had no physical illness. Compared with males who used non-domestic gas, males who used hanging were significantly more likely to have lived with others, have had prior legal trouble, and have suicided at their residence. Conclusions: The results are discussed in terms of the availability and socio-cultural acceptability of methods. The authors suggest a possible relationship between impulsive traits and method choice. This proposition requires further investigation using alternative methodologies. Some suicide prevention measures targeting hanging suicides are discussed in light of the results.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom183en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto189en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321299en_US
dc.titleHanging, firearm, and non-domestic gas suicides among males: A comparative studyen_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.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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