Suicide attempts in malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011

Sinniah, Aishvarya, Maniam T., Oei, Tian Po and Subramaniam, Ponnusamy (2014) Suicide attempts in malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011. The Scientific World Journal, 2014 718367.1-718367.14. doi:10.1155/2014/718367

Author Sinniah, Aishvarya
Maniam T.
Oei, Tian Po
Subramaniam, Ponnusamy
Title Suicide attempts in malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011
Journal name The Scientific World Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1537-744X
Publication date 2014-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1155/2014/718367
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2014
Start page 718367.1
End page 718367.14
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this paper is to review the literature on suicide attempts in Malaysia. PsycINFO, PubMed, and Medline databases from 1845 to 2012 and detailed manual search of local official reports from the Ministry of Health and the Malaysian Psychiatric Association and unpublished dissertations from 3 local universities providing postgraduate psychiatric training were included in the current review. A total of 38 studies on suicide attempts in Malaysia were found and reviewed. Twenty-seven (76%) of the studies on suicide attempts were descriptive studies looking at sociodemographic data, psychiatric illnesses, and methods and reasons for suicide attempts. No study has been conducted on treatment and interventions for suicide attempts and the impact of culture was rarely considered. The review showed that in order for researchers, clinicians, and public health policy makers to obtain a better understanding of suicide attempts in Malaysia, more systematic and empirically stringent methodologies and research frameworks need to be used.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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