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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


CHAVEZ-CACERES, Rosa et al. Factors associated with suicide ideation in patients of a hospital in Peru. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.374-380. ISSN 1814-5469.


Suicide manifests itself through multiple behaviors, it begins with suicidal ideation and ends with suicide.


To determine the factors associated with suicidal ideation in patients treated at a level of care at III-2 Hospital in Peru.


Observational, analytical, transversal, quantitative study. The sampling was non-probabilistic for convenience; the sample consisted of 201 patients treated by an external psychiatric office of the Hospital Maria Auxiliadora, from January to February 2020. The survey technique, a data collection form, and the Beck Depression Inventory instrument were used.


From the total of 201 patients 46 (22.9%) had suicidal ideation, of them, 25 were young in age (54.3%), 27 females (58.7%), 27 single (58.6%), 32 born in Lima (69.7%), 43 received treatment longer than one year (93.5%), 42 had a regular to bad family relationships (91.3%), 33 consumed alcohol (71.7%), 26 tobacco (56.5%), and 16 drugs (34.8%). The factors associated with suicidal ideation in the bivariate analysis were young in age, males, born in Lima, single, with treatment time greater than one year and alcohol, Tobacco, and drug use (p<0.05). In the multivariate analysis, only drug use was associated (ORa: 11.31 95% CI: 2.05-62.46).


Drug use is associated with suicidal ideation in patients treated at a level of care III-2 hospital.

Keywords : Suicidal ideation; Self-Injurious Behavior. (Source: MeSH NLM)..

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