Disability in Daily Living Activities, Family Dysfunction, and Late-Life Suicide in Rural China: A Case –Control Psychological Autopsy Study

Conclusions: Disability in daily living activities and family dysfunction are associated with elevated risk of late-life suicide in rural China. It is warranted to design programs, including family interventions, peer-support groups, and community programs, to help the rural elderly improve activities of daily living and obtain the social support they need to prevent suicidal behaviors.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
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