Suicide ideation and intent in Malaysia: A review of the literature

Aishvarya, S., Maniam, T., Sidi, H. and Oei, T. P. S. (2014) Suicide ideation and intent in Malaysia: A review of the literature. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55 Suppl. 1: S95-S100. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.01.005


Author Aishvarya, S.
Maniam, T.
Sidi, H.
Oei, T. P. S.
Title Suicide ideation and intent in Malaysia: A review of the literature
Journal name Comprehensive Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-440X
1532-8384
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.01.005
Open Access Status
Volume 55
Issue Suppl. 1
Start page S95
End page S100
Total pages 6
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract The aim of this paper was to review the literature on suicide ideation and intent in Malaysia. PsyINFO, PubMed, Medline databases from 1845 to 2012 and detailed manual search of local official reports from Ministry of Health, Malaysian Psychiatric Association and unpublished dissertations from 3 local universities providing postgraduate psychiatric training, were included in the current review. A total of 13 studies on suicide ideation and intent in Malaysia were found and reviewed. The review showed that research on suicide ideation and intent in Malaysia was fragmented and limited, at best. Approximately 50% of existing research on suicide ideation and intent simply focused on sociodemographic data. Fifty-four percent of the data were obtained from hospitals. No study has been conducted on treatment and interventions for suicide ideation and intent. None of the studies used validated suicide scales. The impact of culture was rarely considered. It was clear from the review that for researchers, clinicians and public health policy makers to gain a better understanding of suicide behavior especially suicide ideation and intent in Malaysia, more systematic and empirically stringent methodologies and research frameworks need to be used.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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