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The factors affecting rehabilitation to society of emergency department based post-suicidal care program recipients

  • Jongwon Choi1
  • Hyejin Kim1,*,

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, 01757 Seoul, Republic of Korea

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.042 Vol.20,Issue 4,April 2024 pp.52-58

Submitted: 10 September 2023 Accepted: 13 October 2023

Published: 08 April 2024

*Corresponding Author(s): Hyejin Kim E-mail: veauvoir@paik.ac.kr

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the factors affecting rehabilitation to society of Emergency Department (ED) based post-suicidal care program recipients. This prospective observational study was conducted at the ED of a general hospital in Seoul between March 2018 and October 2020. Patients who agreed to ED based post-suicidal care were followed up after 2 and 4 months and classified into a rehabilitated group and a non-rehabilitated group respectively. We analyzed the patients’ demographic data and suicide-related data. We used the Chi-square test or the Fisher’s exact test, the student’s t-test and multivariate logistic regression analysis. A total of 86 patients were included in this study. Factors that disturb rehabilitation of suicidal attempters were the presence of a housemate, a history of psychiatric admission, an acute disease or disability on 1st follow-up and the presence of a housemate, educational level and 1st non-rehabilitation on 2nd follow-up on univariate analysis. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the absence of a housemate and 1st rehabilitation were associated with rehabilitation. This study shows that fast rehabilitation is important for rehabilitation of suicidal attempters and the presence of housemate can be a risk factor for non-rehabilitation.


Keywords

Suicide; Emergency department; Affecting factor


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Jongwon Choi,Hyejin Kim. The factors affecting rehabilitation to society of emergency department based post-suicidal care program recipients. Signa Vitae. 2024. 20(4);52-58.

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