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The Factors Associated With Suicide Ideation in Iranian Soldiers


The Factors Associated With Suicide Ideation in Iranian Soldiers

Jafar Anisi et al. Iran J Psychiatry.


Objective: The study focuses on psychosocial variables related to suicide ideation in young soldiers.

Method: 1329 Soldiers were randomly selected from the Infantry Forces in different regions. 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.

Results: The results revealed that psychological factors, negative family background, environmental and task-related problems, and sociodemographic problems were significantly associated with suicide ideation.

Discussion: Overall, suicide ideation could be prevented if soldiers with psychosocial problems were identified and the Army officials applied appropriate methods to solve these psychological problems.

Keywords: Military personnel; Risk factors; Suicide.

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