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Coping strategies used by suicide attempters and comparison groups

Sunnqvist, Charlotta LU ; Träskman Bendz, Lil LU and Westrin, Åsa LU (2013) In Open Journal of Psychiatry 3. p.256-263
Abstract
A variety of factors have been identified as being risk factors for suicidal behaviour. One of them is the handling of stressful events. The aim of the present study was to investigate the coping-strategies used by suicide attempters and comparison groups. 37 pa- tients who had recently made a suicide attempt, 38 suicide attempters at follow up, 20 psychiatric follow up controls, and 19 healthy controls filled in the COPE. We found that suicide attempters at long term follow up and healthy controls used more adaptive problem solving strategies than patients who had re- cently made a suicide attempt, or psychiatric controls at follow up, who used more maladaptive ... (More)
A variety of factors have been identified as being risk factors for suicidal behaviour. One of them is the handling of stressful events. The aim of the present study was to investigate the coping-strategies used by suicide attempters and comparison groups. 37 pa- tients who had recently made a suicide attempt, 38 suicide attempters at follow up, 20 psychiatric follow up controls, and 19 healthy controls filled in the COPE. We found that suicide attempters at long term follow up and healthy controls used more adaptive problem solving strategies than patients who had re- cently made a suicide attempt, or psychiatric controls at follow up, who used more maladaptive coping strategies. Our findings suggest that suicide attempt- ers in a twelve year follow up are able to use coping strategies similarly to healthy controls by e.g. ap- proaching the stressor actively. Further examinations of the impact of long term professional care and treatment of suicide attempters on their coping strategies are necessary. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A variety of factors have been identified as being risk factors  for  suicidal  behaviour.  One  of  them  is  the  handling  of  stressful  events.  The  aim  of  the  present  study was to investigate the coping-strategies used by suicide  attempters  and  comparison  groups.  37  pa-  tients  who  had  recently  made  a  suicide  attempt,  38  suicide  attempters  at  follow  up,  20  psychiatric  follow  up  controls,  and  19  healthy  controls  filled  in  the  COPE. We found that suicide attempters at long term follow  up  and  healthy  controls  used  more  adaptive  problem  solving  strategies  than  patients  who  had  re-  cently made a suicide attempt, or psychiatric controls at  follow  up,  who  used  more  maladaptive  coping  strategies.  Our  findings  suggest  that  suicide  attempt-  ers  in  a  twelve  year  follow  up  are  able  to  use  coping  strategies  similarly  to  healthy  controls  by  e.g.  ap-  proaching the stressor actively. Further examinations of  the  impact  of  long  term  professional  care  and  treatment   of   suicide   attempters   on   their   coping   strategies are necessary. },
  author       = {Sunnqvist, Charlotta and Träskman Bendz, Lil and Westrin, Åsa},
  issn         = {2161-7325},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {256--263},
  publisher    = {SCIRP},
  series       = {Open Journal of Psychiatry},
  title        = {Coping strategies used by suicide attempters and comparison groups},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojpsych.2013.32024},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2013},
}