Suicide Risk Screening in Primary Care

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Suicide, Primary care, Depression, Hopelessness, Resilience


Objective: The purpose of this research was to determine the general risk of suicide in the scope of primary health care services and to evaluate its relationship with hopelessness, depression, and psychological resilience.

Methods: Seven hundred twenty-five individuals presenting to primary health care services were included in this descriptive, cross-sectional study. The research data were collected using a form including the sociodemographic information form, the Suicide Probability Scale (SPS), the Beck Depression Inventory, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Brief Psychological Resilience Scale, and were analyzed on SPSS software.

Results: The general SPS score was 69.49±14.65, indicating a moderate likelihood of suicide. Significant predictors of the risk of suicide by effect sizes were depression level, hopelessness, and psychological resilience.

Conclusion: Screening the risk of suicide in primary health care services is of very great importance. Evaluating the individual’s history of attempted suicide, suicidal ideation, and suicide planning provides important information in assessing the likelihood of suicide.


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How to Cite

Ayhan, F., Balsak, H., & Aslan, S. (2023). Suicide Risk Screening in Primary Care. European Journal of Therapeutics, 29(3), 381–393.



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