Relationships among dispositional coping strategies, suicidal ideation, and protective factors against suicide in older adults.

@article{Marty2010RelationshipsAD,
  title={Relationships among dispositional coping strategies, suicidal ideation, and protective factors against suicide in older adults.},
  author={Meghan A Marty and Daniel L. Segal and Frederick L. Coolidge},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={1015-23}
}
Older adults have a disproportionally high rate of completed suicide as compared to the general population. Whereas a large literature has focused on risk factors related to elder suicide, limited research exists on relationships between coping strategies with protective factors against suicide and suicidal ideation in this population. Community-dwelling older adults (N = 108, mean age = 71.5 years, age range = 60-95 years) completed the Coping Orientations to Problems Experienced scale… CONTINUE READING