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Khodabandeh F. The assessment of suicidal ideation and attitudes in battered women. JSP. 2019; 1 (1) :3-8
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (39 Views)
Background and Objectives: The relationship between domestic-violence victimization and suicidal thoughts and attempts has been suggested by many clinical and empirical studies. Our aim was to examine this relationship among battered women in the forensic sample.
Materials and Methods: An explorative research approach was used based on the in-depth assessments (interviews plus questionnaires) in order to achieve the research objectives expressed as: (a) socio- demographic profile description, (b) level and pattern of abuse determination (Spouse Abuse questionnaire), (c) the current intensity of battered women’s specific attitudes, behaviors, and plans to commit suicide on the day of the interview (Suicidal Intent Scale [SIS]).
Results: In the context of measuring Suicidal Frequency, data of the Scale for Suicidal Ideation (SSI) items indicated that 32.5% at the base line scored 0-5 (no suicidal ideation); 35.3% scored 6-19 (mild to moderate suicidal ideation); and 32.2% scored 20-38 (sever suicidal ideation). Suicidal ideation was positively correlated with abuse pattern (p=0.000), significantly correlated with psychological IPV (Intimate Partner Violence) (p=0.004), abuse duration (p=0.001), and abuse frequency (p=0.05). Bivariate logistic regression showed significantly positive relation of suicidal ideation with the husband’s age and abuse pattern, duration, and frequency; and negative relation with the participant s age, occupation, and age at marriage (p>0.05).
Conclusion: These data support a relationship between domestic-violence victimization and suicidal intent. From the perspective of assessment, inpatient clinicians need to carefully screen every patient with a history of domestic violence for a history of suicidal intent.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/21 | Accepted: 2019/09/21 | Published: 2019/09/21

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