Predictors of suicidal ideation in older people: a decision tree analysis.

  title={Predictors of suicidal ideation in older people: a decision tree analysis.},
  author={Tonelle E. Handley and S A Hiles and Kerry Jane Inder and Frances J Kay-Lambkin and Brian J. Kelly and Terry J Lewin and Mark Mcevoy and Roseanne Peel and John R Attia},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={22 11},
OBJECTIVES Suicide among older adults is a major public health issue worldwide. Although studies have identified psychological, physical, and social contributors to suicidal thoughts in older adults, few have explored the specific interactions between these factors. This article used a novel statistical approach to explore predictors of suicidal ideation in a community-based sample of older adults. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Participants aged 55-85 years were… CONTINUE READING