Suicide | A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis on the Living History of Survivors From Charcoal-burning Suicide

Suicide research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The current study aims to explore the risk factors, protective factors, resilient factors, and factors jeopardizing the recovery progress on survivors from charcoal-burning suicide. To this end, an in-depth individual interview and Mini-Mental State Examination(MMSE) will be used to acquire the first-hand information on the attempters. As well, a more comprehensive neuropsychological test, WAIS III, will be administered at 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month after the index suicide attempt.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - above 20 years old, survivors from charcoal-burning suicide. Exclusion Criteria: - under 20 years old - survivors from other kind of suicide - prisoner - suffer from a serious illness - foreigner/ can't speak Chinese - the people who can't express themselves - can not be interviewed in FEMH - people with severe physical or psychological symptoms

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

survivors from charcoal-burning suicidesurvivors from charcoal-burning suicide and at least above 20 years old.

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: January 2014

Completed Date: December 2014


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: MMSE score

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Yi-Ju Pan, Ph. D.

Lead Sponsor: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital


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