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Accession Number ADA583149
Title Study of Predictors of Suicidal Behaviour in Bundeswehr Soldiers Receiving Inpatient Care.
Publication Date Apr 2011
Media Count 13p
Personal Author H. Hoellmer
Abstract Background: In light of increasing stress resulting from deployment abroad, one of the psychologic consequences to be expected is an increase in suicidal behaviour among soldiers. Material and Methods: 200 soldiers receiving psychiatric inpatient care in a Bundeswehr hospital, of whom n=100 exhibiting and n=100 not exhibiting (control group) suicidal tendency, were compared in terms of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. Results: Significant predictors of suicidal ideation were alcohol abuse within the immediate family and pathologically high scores in the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Significant predictors of suicidal acts were pathologic scores in MMPI, an unfinished vocational training, suicide attempts within the family as well as the situation of basic military training. Conclusion: The data gathered in this pilot study indicates an influence of individual and military risk factors in the development of suicidality in Bundeswehr soldiers.
Keywords Alcoholism
Foreign reports
Mental health
Military forces(Foreign)
Military personnel
Mmpi(Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory)
Nato furnished
Statistical data

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author NATO Research and Technology Organization, Neuilly-sur-Seine (France).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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