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Religiosity as a Protective Factor in Suicidal Behavior: A Case-Control Study.
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PMID:  23037509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT: The impact of religiosity in suicidal behavior was evaluated in Brazil through a case-control study in which 110 subjects who had attempted suicide through the use of toxic substances were compared with 114 control subjects with no history of suicide attempts. Religiosity was measured in three aspects: organizational religious activities (ORAs), nonorganizational religious activities (NORAs), and intrinsic religiosity (IR). Multivariate logistic regression was used to evaluate the impact of religiosity on suicide attempts, controlling for sociodemographic variables, impulsivity, and mental illness. Religiosity, in its three dimensions, was shown to be an important protective factor against suicide attempts, even after controlling for relevant risk factors associated with suicidal behavior: ORA: odds ratio (OR), 0.63 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.45-0.89); NORA: OR, 0.56 (95% CI, 0.42-0.75); and IR: OR, 0.59 (95% CI, 0.49-0.70). These data have important implications for understanding religiosity factors that might protect against suicide.
Authors:
André C Caribé; Rafael Nunez; Diogo Montal; Larissa Ribeiro; Stella Sarmento; Lucas C Quarantini; Angela Miranda-Scippa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  200     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  863-867     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
*Poison Information Center of Bahia (CIAVE), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; †Program of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (CETHA); and ‡Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
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