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BACKGROUND The object of this study was to develop an Iranian version of the General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) for use with elderly subjects. METHODS The GHQ-28 Farsi version was evaluated for face validity among 204 elderly subjects aged 59 years or older, chosen randomly from residents of Tehran. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview(More)
Aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of suicide ideation and behavior in a community sample of an Iranian city, Karaj. Study sample consisted of 2,300 subjects, chosen randomly from the community. The WHO/SUPRE-MISS survey questionnaire, used in this study. Lifetime prevalence for suicide thoughts, plans and attempts were 12.7, 6.2 and 3.3%,(More)
The present study is part of the WHO/SUPRE-MISS conducted in Iran. The aim of the study was to determine the lifetime prevalence of suicide behaviors in a community sample of Iranian adults. Five hundred and four families were selected randomly according to electricity bills in Karaj, 45 km from the capital city, represented the catchment area for this(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This cross-sectional study was conducted as a part of the Multisite Intervention Study on Suicidal Behaviors, a WHO multinational project, and aimed at determining demographic and clinical characteristics of suicide attempters seen at emergency care departments (EDs) in Karaj, Iran. METHODS The population under study comprised(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of case-management services and the feasibility of considering the Consumers’ Family Members (CFM) as service providers in Iran as a developing country. Three trained case-managers were allocated into each group (Mental Health Worker-MHW and CFM), providing 12 months of home-visit services for(More)
OBJECTIVES In developing countries such as Iran, elder populations are growing. Due to the high prevalence of depressive disorders among elders, reliable screening instruments for this population are required. The main purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of the Farsi version of the Center for Epidemiological(More)
This systematic review aimed to help better to understand the epidemiology of suicidal behaviors among Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) countries. The PubMed, EMR medex, Scopus, PsychInfo, ISI, and IMEMR were searched with no language limitation for papers on the epidemiology of suicidal behaviors in the general population, published up to August 2013. A(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of various methods of suicide in Eastern Mediterranean Region by a systematic review and meta-analysis. All published articles in international database were systematically searched before September 2011. In order to analyze the data we used STATA, ver.10 software. We reported proportions with standard(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and evaluate the feasibility of integrating a suicide prevention program with Primary Health Care services and evaluate if such system can improve screening and identification of depressive disorder, reduce number of suicide attempters, and lower rate of suicide completion. METHODOLOGY This was a quasi-experimental trial in which one(More)
Previous suicide attempt is the most important predictor of death by suicide. Thus preventive interventions after attempting to suicide is essential to prevent reattempts. This paper attempts to determine whether phone preventive interventions or other vehicles (postal cards, email and case management) are effective in reattempt prevention and health(More)