Suicidal ideation in Chinese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A controlled study

T.S. Wong, Y.T. Xiang, J. Tsoh, Gabor Ungvari, F.W.S. Ko, D.S.C. Hui, H.F.K. Chiu

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    © 2016 Japanese Psychogeriatric Society. Background: No study has been published on the prevalence of suicidal behaviour in older Chinese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study examined the 1-year prevalence of suicidal ideation in older Chinese COPD patients and explored its demographic and clinical correlates. Methods: A consecutive sample of 143 COPD patients and 211 matched control subjects were recruited and interviewed using structured, standardized instruments. Results: The 1-year prevalence of suicidal ideation in COPD patients and controls were 15.4% and 10.9%, respectively. In multivariate analyses, suicidal ideation was significantly associated with the severity of depressive symptoms in COPD patients. Conclusion: Suicidal ideation was not higher in COPD patients than in controls.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)172-176
    JournalPsychogeriatrics
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Wong, T. S., Xiang, Y. T., Tsoh, J., Ungvari, G., Ko, F. W. S., Hui, D. S. C., & Chiu, H. F. K. (2016). Suicidal ideation in Chinese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A controlled study. Psychogeriatrics, 16(3), 172-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyg.12135