ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Lilian Zollner, Borge Jensen
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: Fluctuation in suicide rates
แหล่งที่มา/Source: The 1st Asia Pacific Regional Conference of The International Association for Suicide Prevention (AISP), 6-8 October 2004, The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok Thailand, Page 52.
รายละเอียด / Details:
Objective: Fluctuations in suicide rates have been observed in many countries. The aim of the present study was to investigate the distribution of suicides in Denmark as to day of week and examine whether major holidays or national events exert any direct influence on complete suicides. Methods: Danish data on suicide deaths 1970-1998 n=35.680 were analysed statistically. Results: A significant excess of total suicidal deaths was observed on Mondays and a trough on Saturdays, with no significant difference between gender patterns. An association between specific national holidays and events and suicides was found, which was explained through a psychosocial theory of broken promises Conclusion: Identifying rhythmic patterns in suicidal behavior may have implications for understanding the a etiology of suicide and for planning and staffing prevention and support services.
Keywords: suicide, psychiatry, fluctuation, suicide rate, death, suicidal behavior, etiology, Denmark, major holiday
Address: Centre for Suicide Research, Denmaark
Country of publication: Thailand.
Category: Abstract Paper.