Year: 1991 Source: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v.12, no.1, (1991), p.61-68 SIEC No: 19960471

A questionnaire devised from Shneidman’s traditional list of ubiquitous clinical facts & myths was administered to 2 groups: an elderly group (age 65-69) & a pre-midlife reference group (age 25-45). The results indicated that the elderly knew less about suicide facts & myths than the reference group (& levels reported previously in other studies). Implications of the findings, especially regarding primary prevention, are discussed. (17 refs.)