Local community intervention through depression screening and group activity for elderly suicide prevention

Hirofumi Oyama, Yutaka Ono, Naoki Watanabe, Eriko Tanaka, Seijiro Kudoh, Tomoe Sakashita, Shinji Sakamoto, Keiko Neichi, Kyoko Satoh, Kenji Nakamura, Kimio Yoshimura

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This study aims to evaluate outcomes of a community-based program to prevent suicide among the elderly (≥65 years old) using a quasi-experimental design with two neighboring references. During 1999-2004, the program including depression screening and group activity was conducted by the public health nurses in the Minami district (population 1685) of Nagawa town, rural Japan. Pre-post changes in the risk of completing suicide were estimated by the incidence rate ratios (IRR). The risk for Minami's elderly females was reduced by 74% (age-adjusted IRR, 0.26; 90% CI, 0.07-0.98) more than the historical trend, while there was no change in the risk of Minami's males and nor in the male or female references. The local intervention using public health nursing would be effective against suicide for elderly females without diffusing to the surroundings.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)110-114
ページ数5
ジャーナルPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
60
発行部数1
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2006 2
外部発表Yes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Oyama, H., Ono, Y., Watanabe, N., Tanaka, E., Kudoh, S., Sakashita, T., Sakamoto, S., Neichi, K., Satoh, K., Nakamura, K., & Yoshimura, K. (2006). Local community intervention through depression screening and group activity for elderly suicide prevention. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 60(1), 110-114. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1819.2006.01468.x