Suicide ideation in older New Zealand males (1991-2000)

Alpass, Fiona M. and Neville, Stephen J. (2005) Suicide ideation in older New Zealand males (1991-2000). International Journal of Men's Health, 4 3: 277-285. doi:10.3149/jmh.0403.277

Author Alpass, Fiona M.
Neville, Stephen J.
Title Suicide ideation in older New Zealand males (1991-2000)
Journal name International Journal of Men's Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-6306
Publication date 2005-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3149/jmh.0403.277
Volume 4
Issue 3
Start page 277
End page 285
Total pages 9
Place of publication Harriman, TN, United States
Publisher Men's Studies Press
Language eng
Subject 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Abstract The present study investigated correlates of suicidal ideation in a nonclinical sample of 217 older men. Participants completed a self-report questionnaire including a suicidal ideation (SI) scale and other health and well-being measures. Suicidal ideation was related to income, stress, loneliness, hopelessness, depression, and negative affect, but was unrelated to age, self-reported health, or social support. Those reporting a previous psychological problem had significantly higher suicidal ideation scores. The scores on the SI scale were restricted to a narrow range, suggesting for the majority of participants thoughts of suicide were rare; however, ideation was related to other indices of well-being which have relevance for the older adult.
Keyword older men
suicidal ideation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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