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Fallah Tafti F, Owliaei H, Bidaki R, Dashti N. Suicidal Thought and Behaviors among Junior and Senior Medical Students. JSBCH 2022; 6 (1) :819-825
URL: http://sbrh.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-170-en.html
1- Department of Medical Science, Azad University, Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran.
2- Forensic Medicine Department, Azad University, Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran.
3- Psychiatry Department, Research Center of Addiction and Behavioral Sciences Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences , Yazd, Iran. , Reza_Bidaki@yahoo.com
4- Psychiatry Department, Azad University, Yazd Branch, Yazd, Iran.
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Background: Youth suicide is a major public health concern. Suicide statistics show an increase in the suicide rates among young students including medical students. To explore self-harming behavior among medical students at Yazd Azad University.
Methods: Suicidal ideation in medical students studying at Yazd Azad University was explored within a descriptive cross-sectional study design. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 200 students. For comparison purposes, the sample was divided into two groups of seniors (student intake from 2013/14), and juniors (student intake from 2017/18). Beck Suicide scale was used to measure suicidal behavior.
Results: We found 16% of the participants exhibited suicidal ideation, of whom 87.5% demonstrated a low desire to commit suicide and 12.5% had a strong desire to commit suicide. In this data set, the relationship between “suicidal ideation” and “gender, marital status and grade” appeared statistically significant.
Conclusion: To protect against suicide and reverse the rising trend, preventive strategies must focus on supporting students to feel comfortable in talking about their suicidal thoughts.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: High Risk Bbehavior
Received: 2021/08/18 | Accepted: 2022/05/7 | Published: 2022/06/1

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