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Aim: This study is aimed to investigate the relationship between suicidal intent and patient characteristics in middle age and elderly patients.
Method: A cross sectional study on 300 patients aged ≥45 in poisoning ward of Loghman hospital in 1388 were established. Data were collected by: questionnaire on Demographic data, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation (BSSI). The results were analyzed using SPSS and chi 2 and t-test.
Results:Data support some Main causes of attempted suicide as follows:family conflicts, financial problems, physical and mental diseases, substance abuse and husband’s violence. A significant relationship between depression and suicidal thought were found (P<0.05). The mean scores of elderly patients were more than middle- aged patients, but relation between suicidal thought among two groups were not statistically significant (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Depression and suicidal thought are risk factors for suicidal attempt, for this reason need delivering treatment and preventive programs like bio-psycho-social health of middle- aged and elderly factors.