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The Factors Associated with Suicide Ideation in Iranian Soldiers

Author(s): Jafar Anisi | Mohammad Majdian | S. Mahmood Mirzamani

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 1735-4587

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Military personnel | Suicide | Risk factors

"n Objective: The study focuses on psychosocial variables related to suicide ideation in young soldiers . "n Method:1329 Soldiers were randomly selected from the Infantry Forces in different egions. All the soldiers were requested to complete the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSSI) as well as General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). Data were analyzed using correlation tests. "nResults:The results revealed that psychological factors, negative family  ackground, environmental and task-related problems, and sociodemographic problems were significantly associated with suicide ideation. "nDiscussion:Overall, suicide ideation could be prevented if soldiers with sychosocial problems were identified and the Army officials applied appropriate methods to solve these psychological problems.
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