Year: 2007 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.11, no.4, (2007), p.351-360 SIEC No: 20080356

This study examined suicide intent among parasuicide patients in Nicaragua with special reference to gender patterns & future suicidal behaviour. Using the Suicide Intent Scale, suicide intent was assessed in 204 people. Repetition was checked after a mean follow-up period of 3 years. A higher Suicide Intent Scale score among women was significantly associated with older age, having children, & the use of pesticides. The overall method of suicide intent was low compared to other countries as was the nonfatal repetition rate. The level of suicide intent at the index attempt did not show any association with future suicidal behaviour. (25 refs.)