Year: 2004 Source: International Journal of Human Sciences, v.1, no.1, (2004), p. 1-8 SIEC No: 20100175

This research examined the relationship between suicide attempts & self-care agency in individuals who did not present with any mental problems, depression or psychiatric diagnosis, using a case comparison group. The framework of the study consisted of 33 hospitalised individuals & 33 people accoompanying them. The sample group included 31 cases & a control group of 31 people in good physical health & without a significant psychiatric diagnosis. Results suggested there was a relationship between self-care agency & the tendency to attempt suicide. Improving self-care agency is recommended for those who have attempted suicide. The authors state the need for further research. (31 refs.)