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Brief communication: Differences between ethnic groups in demographic and clinical features of patients admitted and assessed after deliberate self-harm: A retrospective case-note study

Brief communication: Differences between ethnic groups in demographic and clinical features of patients admitted and assessed after deliberate self-harm: A retrospective case-note study
Brief communication: Differences between ethnic groups in demographic and clinical features of patients admitted and assessed after deliberate self-harm: A retrospective case-note study
Background to the study: When compared to the United Kingdom general population, rates of deliberate self-harm (DSH) are increased among certain ethnic groups, particularly in those from the Indian diaspora.
Aim: To investigate differences between ethnic groups in the demographic and clinical features of patients admitted after episodes of DSH and subsequently assessed by a nurse-led DSH liaison team.
Method: A retrospective case-note study (N = 297) with completion of a standardized data collection instrument. The ethnic origin of each patient was assessed by a variety of means. Results: Asian patients (n = 38) were more likely to be female (p = 0.043), married (p = 0.027), and cite problems with their partner (p = 0.017) as a precipitant to DSH. The indigenous group (n = 234) were more likely to have previous contact with psychiatric services (p = 0.023), to have used alcohol preceding DSH (p = 0.014), and to have a criminal record (p = 0.007). Conclusions: In this population, the demographic and clinical features of patients assessed after DSH vary significantly with ethnic group. A case-control study is warranted to examine these differences in more detail
humans, psychology, ethnic groups, male, health, questionnaires, demography, patients, hospitalization, retrospective studies, female, patient admission, case-control studies, cross-cultural comparison, ethnology, statistics & numerical data, adult, dsh, self-injurious behavior
0020-7640
483-486
Bhogal, Kuljit
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Baldwin, David L.
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Hartland, Louise
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Nair, Rajesh
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Bhogal, Kuljit
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Baldwin, David L.
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Hartland, Louise
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Nair, Rajesh
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Bhogal, Kuljit, Baldwin, David L., Hartland, Louise and Nair, Rajesh (2006) Brief communication: Differences between ethnic groups in demographic and clinical features of patients admitted and assessed after deliberate self-harm: A retrospective case-note study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 52 (6), 483-486. (doi:10.1177/0020764006066825).

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Background to the study: When compared to the United Kingdom general population, rates of deliberate self-harm (DSH) are increased among certain ethnic groups, particularly in those from the Indian diaspora.
Aim: To investigate differences between ethnic groups in the demographic and clinical features of patients admitted after episodes of DSH and subsequently assessed by a nurse-led DSH liaison team.
Method: A retrospective case-note study (N = 297) with completion of a standardized data collection instrument. The ethnic origin of each patient was assessed by a variety of means. Results: Asian patients (n = 38) were more likely to be female (p = 0.043), married (p = 0.027), and cite problems with their partner (p = 0.017) as a precipitant to DSH. The indigenous group (n = 234) were more likely to have previous contact with psychiatric services (p = 0.023), to have used alcohol preceding DSH (p = 0.014), and to have a criminal record (p = 0.007). Conclusions: In this population, the demographic and clinical features of patients assessed after DSH vary significantly with ethnic group. A case-control study is warranted to examine these differences in more detail

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: humans, psychology, ethnic groups, male, health, questionnaires, demography, patients, hospitalization, retrospective studies, female, patient admission, case-control studies, cross-cultural comparison, ethnology, statistics & numerical data, adult, dsh, self-injurious behavior

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Local EPrints ID: 62324
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/62324
ISSN: 0020-7640
PURE UUID: a9fbed90-3adc-4907-a0af-f0239df772e7

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Date deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last modified: 05 Oct 2018 12:03

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Author: Kuljit Bhogal
Author: Louise Hartland
Author: Rajesh Nair

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