SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT AMONG VETERANS RECEIVING OUTPATIENT PRIMARY CARE SERVICES

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211597
Type:
Research Study
Title:
SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT AMONG VETERANS RECEIVING OUTPATIENT PRIMARY CARE SERVICES
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Veterans have multiple risk factors for suicide with a prevalence rate of completed suicide twice that of nonveterans. The rising number of combat Veterans is of particular concern to primary care providers as they are frequently the first contact for men and women seeking care at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. PURPOSE: Assess the construct validity of the depression screening tool used with Veterans receiving primary care services, examine the demographic characteristics of Veterans at risk for suicide, and study the prevalence of depression and suicide risk among this population. SAMPLE AND METHODS: Retrospective study utilizing secondary data from 5,000 Veterans encompassing a two year time frame (2008-2010) reviewing de-identified Veteran outpatient care data through electronic data extraction.  Descriptive analysis will be performed to find the frequency, means, standard deviation, and percentages of suicide risk factors in addition to examining the demographic characteristics of the entire sample population. Poisson regression will be used to determine the validity of the depression screening tool used with this sample. RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress and will be completed by the conference date. IMPLICATIONS: This study will assess the validity of the depression screening tool used to evaluate suicide risk. Results of this study will be used in the mental health and primary care collaborative treatment of Veterans.
Keywords:
Veterans; Suicide
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
4698
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titleSUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT AMONG VETERANS RECEIVING OUTPATIENT PRIMARY CARE SERVICESen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211597-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Veterans have multiple risk factors for suicide with a prevalence rate of completed suicide twice that of nonveterans. The rising number of combat Veterans is of particular concern to primary care providers as they are frequently the first contact for men and women seeking care at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. PURPOSE: Assess the construct validity of the depression screening tool used with Veterans receiving primary care services, examine the demographic characteristics of Veterans at risk for suicide, and study the prevalence of depression and suicide risk among this population. SAMPLE AND METHODS: Retrospective study utilizing secondary data from 5,000 Veterans encompassing a two year time frame (2008-2010) reviewing de-identified Veteran outpatient care data through electronic data extraction.  Descriptive analysis will be performed to find the frequency, means, standard deviation, and percentages of suicide risk factors in addition to examining the demographic characteristics of the entire sample population. Poisson regression will be used to determine the validity of the depression screening tool used with this sample. RESULTS: Data analysis is in progress and will be completed by the conference date. IMPLICATIONS: This study will assess the validity of the depression screening tool used to evaluate suicide risk. Results of this study will be used in the mental health and primary care collaborative treatment of Veterans.en_GB
dc.subjectVeteransen_GB
dc.subjectSuicideen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:04:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:04:22Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:04:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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