This course is based upon material published in the Journal of Korean Medical Science and is available as an open access article.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors of suicide ideation in general population. A total of 1,116 adults were sampled with randomization in an urban area. After excluding 116 participants due to incomplete answer, 1,000 participants (500 males; mean age 39.6 ± 11.6) completed self-report questionnaire including the Center for Epidemiologic Study Depression Scale (CES-D), the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSI), the Spielberger State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI), the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS), and questions on weekday sleep duration. Results showed higher scores on the BSI were related with higher scores on the STAXI, CES-D, a family history of psychiatric illness, and short or long sleep duration (≤ 5 or ≥ 10 hr) (adjusted R2 = 0.151, P < 0.001, P < 0.001, P = 0.001, and P = 0.008, respectively). The predictive power of the STAXI scores, the presence of psychiatric family history and short or long sleep duration was stronger in the high CES-D group with scores of 16 or higher (adjusted R2 = 0.275, P < 0.001, P < 0.001, and P < 0.001, respectively). These findings suggest that suicide idea in general population may be related with the presence of family history for psychiatric illness, depressive mood, high anger and short or long sleep duration.
This course on risk factors for suicidal ideation in the general population in Korea is appropriate for clinical social workers and psychologists, nurses, and professional counselors who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of suicidal ideation and cross cultural competency. The course is a research report and as such contains statistical analysis and data which some clinicians enjoy reading and others do not. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require cross cultural competency continuing education courses for license renewal.
Authors: Bae, Lee, Cho, Kim, Im and Cho
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding risk factors for suicidal ideation in a general population in Korea. Specifically, a professional will:
· Describe the incidence of suicide in Korea.
· Identify risk factors for suicidal ideation in the general population.
· Identify psychological characteristics and sleep patterns that are associated with a higher risk of suicidal ideation.
Citation: Bae, Lee, Cho, Kim, Im and Cho (2013). Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation of the General Population. Journal of Korean Medical Science. 28: 602-607